Transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment from age 16
Smart TMS is now able to offer innovative TMS treatment for teenagers suffering from depression.
At its Irish clinic based in Dublin, Smart TMS has a specially adapted treatment protocol to suit younger patients and is able to offer the treatment for 16 and 17 year olds with full parental involvement.
This offers a compelling alternative for treatment-resistant depression. Traditional treatments such as counselling and medication are not always effective and parents can worry about the side-effects of antidepressants.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a clinically proven, non-invasive treatment which works to modulate brain pathways and patterns, working directly on the areas associated with mood.
Teenage depression treatment review
The first young adult to be treated for her crippling depression was aged 16. She visited our Dublin clinic and says of her treatment:
“This is an absolutely fantastic service and the peace that it has brought to me is unbelievable.
“I am 16 years old and have been suffering with depression and anxiety since I was 13. I tried loads of different treatments and medication, and was hospitalised for 3 months at the age of 14. None of these helped my depression or anxiety in the long term. Before Smart TMS I could not do the regular things a teenager should be able to do because my depression and anxiety were holding me back from living my life.
“With the help of Smart TMS I can now do the things I could not do before. Smart TMS has given me my life back, a life that I never thought was possible for me before this.”
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist & TMS Expert
Dr Anastasia Tsakiri advised Smart TMS on the development of the treatment protocol for under 18s. She says:
“It is very positive and hopeful to see that TMS has helped young people who, from early age, have tried so many different treatments for their mental health problems.
“Within our service, adolescents can benefit from a relatively new form of treatment. The opportunity to apply TMS treatment in 16/17 year old young people opens a new avenue for adolescents who have struggled with depression for considerable time, as well as their families.”
Referrals and self-referrals welcome
Patients or those representing them can approach Smart TMS in a number of ways.
There is no need for a referral, so self-referral is welcome. Simply get in touch. Medical professionals such as psychiatrists and psychologists are also welcome to contact the team to discuss TMS for their patients.
Smart TMS Dublin
Depression treatment experts
Smart TMS is best known for its depression treatments, including:
In addition, Smart TMS in Dublin offers advanced TMS therapy for addiction and other mental health conditions including:
Smart TMS, Dublin
Established in 2017, Smart TMS’s Dublin clinic offers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatment for a range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, PTSD and addiction. It is an alternative option which might suit patients who have tried medication and talking therapies without success. TMS uses magnetic impulses to stimulate or modulate the function of neural circuits in the brain in order to alleviate symptoms of mental illness or addiction.
Smart TMS’s Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Irish treatment clinic in Dublin is located at:
28/32 Pembroke Street Upper,
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For any queries or to book an appointment, please contact us:
Tel: (01) 254 2514