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What Is RTMS

What Is RTMS?

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is an effective, drug-free, non-invasive treatment for depression which uses magnetic stimulation to stimulate areas of the brain that regulate mood.

The human brain is inherently an electrical organ that functions through the transmission of electrical signals between nerve cells. rTMS treatment works with your body’s natural processes by simply increasing the number and frequency of such transmissions.

rTMS employs magnetic energy to stimulate an area of the brain that regulates mood.

Depression is a complex condition which can affect all areas of your life. Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is a cutting-edge, non-invasive depression treatment.

  • An alternative to antidepressants.
  • Highly effective – Non-invasive – Pain free.
  • Without side effects typically experienced with antidepressants.

rTMS offers patients an opportunity to experience quick and long-lasting relief from depression without the inhibiting side effects that can come with antidepressant medication. Indeed, for many patients, it has proved to be the most significant investment they have ever made.

If you are suffering with depression, there is a solution. At The London Psychiatry Centre, all our help is completely confidential. Our experts will take the time to assess you thoroughly, to ensure rTMS is right for you.

Here at The Revive we have an extensive body of knowledge covering thousands and thousands of patient examples. Numerous clinical trials, medical research studies and peer-reviewed articles have confirmed the value of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) in treating treatment-resistant depression.

You can rest assured that rTMS is regarded as a considerably safe treatment, with very low risk of side effects.

Frequently, it works where other interventions have failed.

rTMS treatment is completely non-invasive: it doesn’t require any needles or anaesthetic. Since the only thing entering your body is pure energy, rTMS is free from the many side effects associated with antidepressant medications (stomach complaints, lowered libido, etc.). It is administered as an outpatient procedure for just over half an hour per session.

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) treatment with The Revive is as relaxed as possible.

During treatment you will be comfortably seated in a chair with your head leaning back. A vacuum pillow is placed around your neck to support your head. You will be required to wear a personalised cotton cap during treatment. This allows us to ensure correct positioning of the coil, which will deliver the magnetic pulses.

The treatment will be delivered using a magnetic coil. The coil is normally positioned on the left or right Dorso-Lateral Prefrontal Cortex (an area a few inches above the temple beneath the skull). You will be still for the duration of your treatment (approx 30 minutes). We will do everything we can to ensure our patients are at ease during the treatment. rTMS treatment is completely non-invasive and you won’t need to be sedated.

Some patients do experience slight tingling sensations or headaches at the start of the treatment but your nurse will make sure you feel comfortable throughout the procedure. You will be able to go straight back to work after the treatment.

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) treatment is a cutting edge treatment, but the nature of this is that patients are sometimes wary. Research has shown that rTMS provides effective treatment for depression without the side effects normally experienced with traditional medication.