Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
TMS is a relatively new, but well proven, treatment for depression, as well as anxiety and OCD. It is a safe and non-invasive alternative to anti-depressants or talking therapy.
It works by delivering repeated trains of magnetic pulses into the brain, targeted to stimulate and modulate activity of the cells in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, a small frontal section of the brain responsible for the regulation of mood.
We are firm believers in the effectiveness of TMS in treating depression. It has been shown to be highly effective in up to 70 per cent of cases. Post treatment, the symptoms do not generally return. The treatment is safe, reliable, free from pain and discomfort.
Compared to drug treatment, there are far fewer and less troublesome side-effects, if any. It can be used in conjunction with existing medication, so if required the withdrawal from drug treatment can be managed safely.
TMS is suitable for treating depression in almost all adult cases. It is an effective alternative to drug treatment, especially for those who are unable to tolerate the side effects of anti-depressants, or who simply prefer an alternative.
Successful TMS treatment requires repeated sessions, usually 30, delivered over between three and six weeks. Each session typically lasts 40 minutes. Sessions take place at our Shrewsbury offices.
If you wish to consider TMS treatment, an initial consultation will determine its suitability for you.
For more information or to find out how to book an appointment then please contact us.