Bipolar disorder is characterized by broad swings between mania and depression. The standard treatment could include cognitive behavioral therapy, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers, but evidence shows that TMS is also an effective treatment for bipolar disorder. In one study, TMS improved all cognitive domains including inhibitory control and executive functioning. Other studies describe bipolar patients who achieved successful remission of their symptoms after seeking out TMS treatment.
The evidence that supports engaging TMS as a treatment for bipolar patients who did not find relief from other treatments is growing. Though using TMS as treatment for bipolar is a not widespread practice yet, this is likely to change as more research supports the efficacy of TMS as a way to correct brain abnormalities linked to bipolar disorder. If you are interested in TMS as a treatment for bipolar disorder that has resisted previous treatments, use the link below to reach out to a provider near you and see if they offer this course of treatment.