Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) precisely targets areas of the brain associated with certain mental health issues. TMS can be used when other therapies are not successful.
TMS approvals for:
APPLICATION: PSYCHIATRY, NEUROLOGY
The principle of therapeutic magnetic stimulation is based on the following. The magnetic stimulator uses the magnetic pulses of short duration. The emerging high-intensity electromagnetic field easily penetrates through clothes, cranium bones and soft tissues. They exert influence upon deep nerve centers, peripheral nerves, cerebral and spinal cord, which are inaccessible for other kinds of stimulation.
This stimulation is commonly used to treat depressions (including severe and drug-resistant), tinnitus. Besides, there are positive and encouraging results obtained at rehabilitation of post-stroke patients and extensive list of other neurological and psychiatric diseases.
Treatment of depressions, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress, manias and other psychiatric disorders.
Treatment of central and peripheral nervous system disorders: neuropathic pain, stroke, migraine, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, tinnitus etc.
SOURCE: Blumberger, Daniel M., et al. "Effectiveness of theta burst versus high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in patients with depression (THREE-D): a randomised non-inferiority trial." The Lancet 391.10131 (2018): 1683-1692.
Queensland Specialist Centre offers rTMS, FDA approved treatment for Major Depression