Deep TMS system to treat OCD

October 10, 2018 0 By CH Unnikrishnan

BrainsWay Ltd has received clearance from the US FDA for its deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (Deep TMS) system for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in adults.

Deep TMS system is the first non-invasive medical device for the treatment of OCD. The system was granted approval in 2013 for the treatment of treatment-resistant major depressive disorder (MDD).

BrainsWay’s Deep TMS technology differs from that of other focal TMS devices as it can directly stimulate areas of the brain at a greater depth and breadth. The device can target previously unreachable areas of the brain with its H7-coil, allowing it to effectively treat OCD as well. Clinics that have a Deep TMS systems can now treat MDD and OCD patients, the company said.