What is rTMS and how does it work?
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is a non- surgical, non-invasive, non-pharmacological technique where an electromagnetic field, non-invasively passes multiple magnetic pulses per second through the skull. These magnetic pulses stimulate the targeted areas of the underlying brain tissue to produce therapeutic changes.
It is a US FDA approved treatment, which has been used in countries such as US, Canada, European Countries, Australia, etc.
What are rTMS indications?
Worldwide clinical and research data shows that rTMS is a safe and effective treatment for:
- Depression-Resistant type
- Anxiety Disorders
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Schizophrenia-Negative Type
- Auditory Hallucinations
- Bipolar Disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Eating Disorders
- Parkinson’s Disease
How soon can you expect rTMS to show results?
Results become noticeable within a 1 to 2 week from the commencement of the rTMS treatment.
How is rTMS treatment administered?
rTMS treatment is administered over several sessions depending upon the treatment protocol, course of treatment and the nature of the disorder. As few as 10-20 sessions spanning 20-30 minutes is recommended.
The patient may seek an appointment with our team to inquire about the recommended course of treatment.