TMS: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Medication-Free Treatment for Depression

Dealing with the cause – not the symptoms

For too long, doctors and psychiatrists have had no way of targeting the specific areas of the brain involved in mental health issues.  Antidepressants and other drugs impact on the whole brain, as does ECT.

Now there is an alternative, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) which is a targeted treatment to the particular brain area.

TMS involves the application of a targeted, pulsing magnetic field to excite or inhibit the nerves in the specific area of the brain that is causing the condition.  TMS was approved by NICE, the UK advisory body that determines what treatments are acceptable in the NHS, in December 2015 as an effective and safe treatment for Depression.  It is widely used in the US, where the FDA approved it in 2008, and in France, Germany and other European countries.

TMS treatment is a real alternative for patients who have tried counselling and antidepressants.  Patients experience a different type of recovery with TMS to other treatments – their mood improves, they regain motivation and confidence and report improvements in appetite and energy levels.

The treatment is an outpatient procedure with minimal side effects.  It is well tolerated, long lasting, comfortable and you can return to work immediately afterwards.

TMS treatment can be life changing for patients and their families

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“I have been on and off medication for about 25 years now, but in the short space of a month TMS has given me back something immeasurable.”

AnnaTreatment for Depression at Smart TMS, London

“I’ve been working full time for the last 8 weeks which is incredible, before the treatment I hadn’t worked for a full week for at least 2 years…”

J.TMS for Depression

“TMS has been life changing for me.”

“I am back to how I should be and I am still improving every day.”

“It really is incredible – I am so glad I did it”

FreddieTMS Treatment for Depression

“Since finishing my rTMS in August I am feeling very well.”

“My depression and anxiety have gone.”

“I am enjoying my life again.”

H

“I want to say a special thank you and hello to Sylvia who was funny and very supportive. Dr Neal who was so caring and made me feel like an intelligent young lady and not a wacko and time waster and finally Gerard who I spoke to first on the phone, and made me feel so welcome, and has an awesome telephone voice!”

TMS Treatment for Depression

Results may vary from person to person