A short-term and medication-free therapy program for people with OCD who have not responded to other interventions

Magnetic Stimulation therapy is now available in Australia and is a safe and recommended treatment for people with OCD or Depression who have not responded to other therapies (e.g. medication) or who are looking for a medication-free alternative. Therapists at neuroCare use an approach which combines TMS and Psychotherapy, scientifically-proven to be more effective than either therapy alone.

*66% response refers to study by Donse, Padberg, Sack Rush & Arns (2017) which looks at TMS therapy in the treatment of Depression

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What the research shows on TMS for the treatment of OCD

Donse, Sack, Fitzgerald & Arns (2017)

This study shows the first results of TMS therapy in patients classified as having “treatment resistant OCD“ (i.e. have not responded to medication). 55% of these patients responded well to the therapy. In this study, it was also found that patients had a higher chance of responding well to the therapy if they didn’t have a sleep problem. At neuroCare, sleep problems can also be addressed by Neurofeedback therapy.

Advantages of Outpatient TMS for OCD


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.


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.


An average of 30 sessions is typically needed for the treatment of OCD, with sessions held at least twice per week. After a course of TMS Therapy, most patients enjoy long-lasting benefits. (Patient progress is measured at regular intervals, therefore if the patient is finding no response after 5 sessions our therapy team may adjust the protocol or make other recommendations.)


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 the effects are higher than just receiving TMS alone (Donse, Padberg, Sack, Rush & Arns, 2017)

Talk to your local doctor

TMS is recommended for people diagnosed with Depression who have not responded to medications. neuroCare’s experienced Psychiatric staff will supervise your program with a referral from your doctor.

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Practitioners working in neuroCare Clinics apply state-of-the-art assessment methods to gain a better understanding of a person’s neurophysiology and to recommend a more targeted therapy program.

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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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