This is TMS

Transcranial Magnetic Simulation (TMS) Treatment in Gold Coast

TMS is a non-invasive treatment using a magnetic pulse to stimulate brain cells, improving symptoms of depression and anxiety, amongst other psychological conditions.

The Procedure

During a TMS session, an electromagnetic coil is placed close to your scalp, and the electromagnet painlessly delivers a magnetic pulse that stimulates neurons in the region of your brain involved in mood regulation.

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Risks

Repetitive TMS is a non-invasive form of neural stimulation that does not require surgery or implantation of electrodes. Unlike electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), TMS does not cause seizures or require sedation with anaesthesia. Generally, rTMS is considered safe and well-tolerated. However, it can cause some side effects.

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Preparation

Before having TMS you will need a psychological and physical evaluation, this ensures TMS is a good fit for you.

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Your first appointment

Repetitive TMS isn’t invasive, does not require anaesthesia, and can be performed on an outpatient basis. You do not need to arrange for someone to drive you home after treatment — unless for the first treatment, you prefer a driver until you get a sense of how you’ll feel post treatment.

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Treatment

Once the coil placement and dose are identified, you’re ready to begin. Here’s what to expect during each treatment:

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Outcomes

With successful rTMS your depressive symptoms will improve and may disappear altogether. Symptom relief may be facilitated within 4 to 6 sessions, however, for best outcomes we recommend 10 sessions.

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