NEUROTHERAPY SERVICES –
rTMS ( Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation )
TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION
Neuro Health Solutions is introducing an outpatient rTMS service for the Townsville community.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic ﬁelds to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. rTMS is typically used when other depression treatments haven’t been eﬀective.
IIt may activate regions of the brain that have decreased activity in people with depression.
NeuroHealth Solutions clinic combine classic psychotherapy with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), restoring network-connectivity in the brain.
Research has shown that depression is linked to disrupted communication in a speciﬁc network of brain structures including the frontal cortex (dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC)) and the deeper anterior cingulate (sgACC). rTMS focuses speciﬁcally on the DLPFC and indirectly stimulates the sgACC
Patients and Clients with the following conditions would be excluded from rTMS
- Patients pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant.
- Patients with any metal or implanted medical devices in your body.
- A history of seizures or a family history of epilepsy.
Common side effects
Side eﬀects are generally mild to moderate and improve shortly after an individual session and decrease over time with additional sessions. They may include:
- Scalp discomfort at the site of stimulation
- Tingling, spasms or twitching of facial muscles
Please note that seizures from TMS has been found to be 1 in 3 million.