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.
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.
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)
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.