There are some side-effects in rTMS treatment. Some patients experience a transient mild headache which is often easily remedied with a light painkiller. During discharge of the coil you will hear a ‘click’ sound and the volume depends on the strength of the stimulation. This may have a temporary effect on hearing so patients can choose to wear earplugs.
Extensive trials in TMS have ensured its safety as a treatment method. During the research phase in TMS there was one instance of a patient having a seizure. The risk of a seizure is dependent on many individual characteristics. People with a history of epilepsy have an increased risk of experiencing a seizure during TMS. A QEEG test is a means to assess this risk.
We comply with the internationally established safety guidelines and the risk of a seizure for people with no medical history of epilepsy or other condition is very limited.