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TMS for Depression

A comfortable and medication-free option with long-term effects

We understand that the process of finding a way to successfully treat your depression or the anxiety disorder OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) can be a long, frustrating and emotional experience. At neuroCare, we’re here to give you both hope and long-term results using our safe, scientifically proven and medication-free treatment options.

How do we help with depression and OCD?

To help those with depression or OCD, neuroCare clinics use a type of neuromodulation therapy called TMS (also called rTMS). It stands for repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation. neuroCare’s holistic approach combines TMS with psychotherapy – or talk therapy – to get your brain firing and rewiring faster.

Sessions are held at least twice per week and antidepressant effects may be noticed with the first 5 sessions. Up to 20 – 30 sessions are usually needed to consolidate the antidepressant effects. A full course of treatment can be completed within 1 -2 months. This makes TMS a fast-working treatment program for patients looking for an alternative for medications. A neuroCare, TMS sessions are booked as one hour appointments and may also include Psychotherapy with a dedicated mental health professional.

What is TMS?

With non-invasive equipment, we use magnetic signals to stimulate the area of the brain that determines our mood. That magnetic stimulation encourages the brain cells to naturally release the chemicals necessary to properly regulate our mood.
TMS for Depression

TMS, combined with psychotherapy, is recommended for people who have not gained any results from medication to treat their depression. Studies show that after an average of 20 TMS sessions, depressive symptoms decreased for the long-term in 66% of patients.


Patients have a higher chance achieving remission from Depression with our combined approach


TMS for Depression
Antidepressant Medications

37% remission rate

49% response rate

TMS for Depression
TMS monotherapy

37% remission rate

58% response rate

TMS for Depression
Psychotherapy (Talk-therapy)

43% remission rate

48% response rate


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TMS for Depression
TMS and Psychotherapy

56% remission rate

66% response rate


Advantages of Outpatient TMS for Depression


Safe

TMS Therapy is focused on the areas of the brain that control mood so it does not negatively affect thinking and memory functions, or any other normal brain functions.


Comfortable

During TMS Therapy, there is no need for sedation or anesthesia; patients are awake, alert and are able to resume normal activities after a treatment session. We administer TMS in a convenient outpatient setting, so there is no hospitalisation needed.


No side effects

TMS is 100% free of medication side effects. Unlike traditional antidepressant medications, TMS Therapy does not cause weight gain, sexual dysfunction, nausea, fatigue or negative cognitive effects.


Efficient

An average of 20 sessions is typically needed, with sessions held at least twice per week. After a course of TMS Therapy, most patients enjoy long-lasting benefits.


Natural

TMS Therapy uses magnetic energy to stimulate brain cells which helps them to naturally release needed chemicals necessary for proper mood regulation.


Scientifically Proven

We only apply protocols which have shown the latest clinical efficacy. By combining TMS with Psychotherapy, studies show this is effective in 66% of the population who suffer Depression.



We have clinics in Sydney and Melbourne

Call 1300 149 300

Speak with our friendly reception staff to find out more about TMS for Depression
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If you or a loved one need immediate help, we urge you to get in touch with one of these organisations

Want to learn more about our medication-free mental health programs?

Please write to us below, briefly telling us about your situation and how you think we may be able to help.
A staff member from one of Melbourne or Sydney clinics will be in touch.

For immediate help, we urge you to contact lifeline on 13 11 14

Videos

Click on the topics below to see interviews with Dr Martijn Arns, Global Chief Scientific Advisor for the neuroCare Group and neuromodulation expert

Clinical Indications for rTMS



The Potential Side Effects of rTMS



Typical Reponse & Remission Rates of rTMS



Key Differences Between rTMS and Electroconvulsive Therapy


 

 

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