Transcranial magnetic stimulation or TMS therapy on the northside of Sydney is available through Sydney TMS. Because TMS requires the patient to present to the clinic several times a week, it is important to have a location that is convenient for people. Because the northside clinic is location in St Leonards, it is close to the train station, bus stops and car parks, opening up the service for people living on Sydney’s north shore. There is even a great deal of street parking close to the clinic itself. Sydney TMS has been providing TMS therapy since 2014 and considered to be the specialist in outpatient transcranial magnetic stimulation.
What is TMS?
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive, painless and effective new treatment for depression. It is a procedure that improves the symptoms of depression through the use of magnetic fields that stimulate nerve cells. It is particularly effective for people who have experienced little or no success with common treatments e.g., medication, psychotherapy. TMS is drug-free and offers fewer side effects to the alternatives.
How does TMS therapy work?
During the therapy session, an electromagnetic coil is placed against the patient’s scalp near the forehead. A magnetic pulse is then painlessly delivered into the part of the brain that is responsible for mood control. It stimulates that area of the brain, improving the mood of the patient and reducing the symptoms. It provides a similar result to ECT (electroconvulsive shock therapy) but without the hassle of going to hospital, the stress of anaesthetic and impact of side effects. To read more information about TMS protocols please visit the website Royal Australian New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, click on the link RANZCP
What are the benefits of TMS therapy?
There are many benefits in choosing TMS as a treatment for depression, beginning with the fact that it is drug-free and non-invasive. Many people are concerned about the side effects of consuming anti-depressant medications and for good reason. Anti-depressants can have a number of documented side effects on the human body, ranging from nausea and weight gain through to insomnia and loss of sexual desire.
Types of TMS treatment we offer and the conditions we treat at Sydney TMS
At Sydney TMS we are constantly monitoring TMS protocols both in Australia and Internationally to offer the most up to date treatments available. In summary Sydney TMS offers the following treatment protocols:
- rTMS for Treatment Resistant Major Depressive Illness/ Bipolar Depression
- Theta Burst (iTBS) for Treatment resistant Major Depressive Illness/ Bipolar Depression
- rTMS for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- rTMS for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
TMS Therapy northside of Sydney
If you’re looking for TMS therapy northside of Sydney, please visit our website for our St Leonards location. www.sydneytms.com.au. or contact us for a chat about how we might be able to help you 1300 177 144.