TMS is a standard outpatient procedure, often done right at the doctor’s office or clinic.  Each session lasts approximately 30-60 minutes.  Patients sit comfortably and alert in a specially designed TMS chair while the magnetic coil delivers highly focused pulses to the regions of the brain that are thought to regulate mood.  Side effects usually consist of a mild headache or sensitivity where the treatment occurred.  Other than that, there is no recovery time required and at the end of each session patients are immediately able to resume their daily activities.