Questions About Treatment

Find out more about Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatment for depression and anxiety.

Here are our answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about this treatment.

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Questions & Answers

I have multiple conditions – how would I be treated?

Where a patient has a combination of conditions including Depression/Anxiety, initially we would treat the Depression/Anxiety symptoms with the standard treatment of 10-15 sessions. We would then review patient improvement. This would typically be followed by 5-10 sessions for the other conditions the patient presents.

I live overseas and can only visit for 1-2 weeks – how will you fit in my treatment sessions?

We can tailor treatment plans for patients’ by condensing their sessions into an Accelerated Treatment Programme (5 sessions/day x 5 days).

However, research has shown that a patient’s’ improvement continues over a 2 week period following their last treatment session and therefore, it is advisable for treatment to occur over a 6 week period, where practical.

What are the age limits where you wouldn’t commence treatment?

Patients should be at least 18 years old. However, we may agree to treat patients nearing their 18th birthday.

Do I continue to take my prescribed medication whilst undergoing treatment with you?

We do not recommend you to stop or change any current medication you may be taking whilst receiving TMS treatment.

Do I need to cut my hair short for the treatment?

Patients are not required to have short hair or shave their head for the treatment.

rTMS at Smart TMS, Ireland

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy treatment for depression is available at Smart TMS Ireland, based at our clinic in Dublin.