TMS Cure for Depression Featured in Irish Daily Mail

The Irish Daily Mail’s ‘Good Health’ supplement included a feature on Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) at Smart TMS. 

The article explored how the treatment can be used to treat depression without medication with an excellent success rate in:

“A Cure For Depression?”

The article reads:

“THE first Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) clinic in Ireland has opened, offering fresh hope to those with depression.

rTMS, which delivers fast magnetic pulses to the brain through a device held to the head, was approved by NICE in the UK two years ago for the treatment of depression and is fast gaining popularity.

Gerard Barnes, CEO of Smart TMS in Dublin says the clinic has a 70% success rate.

‘About 30% of patients require no further treatment, they are well, while 40% need top-ups,’

he says.

‘About 30% don’t respond at all. We recommend everyone has 15 sessions. If you don’t respond, we stop then.

‘TMS is a powerful treatment that gives great results. It lifts depression, it doesn’t hide it.’

TMS involves 20-minute sessions five times a week for four to six weeks. A magnet is placed on the head in a specific area and the patient feels a tickling sensation. The main side effects are scalp irritation and mild headaches that quickly subside.

For people with long-term depression who have tried everything from medication to CBT, rTMS offers a safe, noninvasive option. But it doesn’t come cheap, costing €200 per session after a €300 consultation.

The clinic is in talks with Irish insurance companies about including TMS on health plans.

‘We are engaging with them,’

says Gerard.

‘There are positive signs.’

Smart TMS also treats patients with other mental health issues, from OCD to drug addiction.
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Dublin TMS Clinic

TMS has not been available in Ireland until recently, leaving patients having to travel to the UK for treatment. But in January 2018, Smart TMS opened their RTMS Dublin Clinic based in

Pembroke House,
28/32 Pembroke Street Upper,
Dublin 2,

TMS Treatments

The clinic offers TMS treatments for a range of conditions, including:

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Contact Us

Smart TMS’s new Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatment clinic will be located at:

Pembroke House,
28/32 Pembroke Street Upper,
Dublin 2,

For any queries or to book an appointment, please contact us:


Tel: (01) 254 2514

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