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What is it?

TBS is a term used to describe a group of interventions using devices that stimulate the brain using magnetic fields or weak electrical currents. These are non-invasive in that they involve attaching electrodes to the scalp or placing a magnetic coil next to the head.

What is it used for?

TBS technologies are commonly used in research and they are being explored as treatment options for a range of conditions, primarily depression but also addiction, stroke, tinnitus and others. There is also interest in using these devices to enhance mood or learning.

What are the potential risks?

TBS can result in minor localised discomfort, or in some cases headaches or temporary memory disturbances.

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