What is TMS therapy and can TMS therapy help me?
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive, drug-free procedure that stimulates the brain’s nerve cells, via magnetic fields, to improve symptoms of depression. It is fast becoming a popular treatment option here in Australia for people with chronic depression.
The TMS procedure itself is not only simple, but it’s relatively pain-free, with an electromagnetic coil placed against the patient’s scalp, near the forehead, so that a magnetic pulse can be painlessly delivered into the part of the brain that is responsible for mood control. Patients are awake during the procedure and able to read, listen to music or enjoy a movie from our Netflix options.
The results from TMS therapy have been well documented with indications proving that the treatment stimulates that area of the brain, which has a significant impact on depression levels being experienced by patients.
Over one million Australians deal with depression each year. And while the severity may differ, person to person, not feeling like yourself is difficult for anybody to cope with. However, standard depression treatments are not always effective, nor are they suited to everybody.
So, if you’re wondering whether TMS Therapy is the right solution for you, a good place to start is by asking yourself whether you have tried typical treatments, such as antidepressant medications and speaking with counsellors and psychologists, and experienced an improvement in symptoms.
TMS Therapy is a painless, medication free alternative depression treatment that has been used on patients for more than three decades. There are no long-term risks associated with the procedure. TMS therapy is TGA approved and becoming a very popular treatment option for those who have been living with chronic or long term depression.
If you would like to visit our clinic to gain a better understanding of what is involved with TMS treatment please do not hesitate to contact a team member at Sydney TMS.
Sydney TMS is the leading provider of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy in New South Wales. To find out more about how TMS might help you, contact Sydney TMS today and talk to one of our experienced therapists.