TMS Sydney (TMS stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) provides an alternative depression treatment where common medication treatment is not working.
About TMS Therapy and How It Works
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatment is non-evasive with fewer side effects than medication. The treatment uses magnetic fields to stimulate the underlying brain, targeting the frontal cortex of the brain responsible for mood. Pulses are distributed to this part of the brain in an effort to stimulate neurones and reduce depression symptoms. The new Sydney TMS Bondi Junction Clinic offers TMS treatment for those living with ongoing depression where standard forms of treatment like medication have failed.
During the therapy sessions, patients sit in a chair and either chat to the technician, listen to music or watch television. Each session takes approximately 45 minutes per session and 3-5 sessions are recommended each week. The treatment period takes between 4-6 weeks.
Sydney TMS has been providing TMS therapy in an outpatient setting to patients since 2014. The treatment offers a number of benefits to patients with treatment resistant depression. Patients are fully conscious during TMS treatment, they do not require hospitalisation or anesthetic for treatment to occur. After any given session, patients can continue on with their day as they can drive home or go to work.
TMS Side Effects
Common side effects associated with TMS therapy include mild headache and scalp irritation after the initial treatment. A support person is welcome to attend sessions, particularly the first few with the patient receiving treatment to make the experience more comfortable.
TMS is an approved depression treatment in Australia and is considered to be very safe. It has strong evidence base for its therapeutic effectiveness in treating major depressive disorders.
For more information about Sydney TMS and TMS Sydney therapy please contact 1300 177 144 or visit the website here: https://www.sydneytms.com.au/
About Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS Sydney) is a non-invasive treatment for depression where other treatments like medication have failed. The treatment uses magnetic fields to generate pulses to the frontal cortex of the brain in an effort to stimulate neurones and improve mood. Patients undergoing TMS therapy do not require hospitalisation or anaesthetic and are fully awake during treatment sessions. Approximately 30 sessions are required during a treatment course with each session taking approximately 45 minutes.
About Sydney TMS
Sydney TMS is a specialist treatment centre offering transcranial magnetic stimulation to people with major or chronic depression. Treatment is provided to patients in an outpatient medical clinic. Sydney TMS offers three locations St Leonards, Bondi Junction and Castle Hill all of which are located close to public transport and parking stations.
If you or a loved one requires further general information about depression please visit Beyond Blue or Black Dog Institute. If you are looking for urgent phone assistance call Lifeline on 131114 or contact your local emergency department for more help.