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Warner Lakes RTMS (Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)

What is Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (RTMS)?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an innovative therapy offered at Warner Lakes Family Practice, designed to improve symptoms of major depression using magnetic fields. Recognised as a non-invasive treatment, TMS doesn’t involve surgery or skin punctures. Key aspects of TMS include:

Repetitive TMS (rTMS)

When used for conditions like depression, OCD, and smoking cessation, TMS involves delivering repeated magnetic pulses, hence the term rTMS.

Procedure

During an rTMS session, an electromagnetic coil is placed on your scalp. This coil sends magnetic pulses that stimulate nerve cells in the brain area linked to mood control and depression, activating regions that typically show decreased activity during depression.

Deep TMS

You might also encounter the term “deep TMS.” The difference lies in the type of coil used – deep TMS coil stimulates deeper and broader brain areas compared to rTMS and is FDA-approved for OCD and smoking cessation.

While the exact biological workings of TMS are not fully understood yet, it’s clear that the stimulation impacts brain functioning, easing depression symptoms and enhancing mood.

At Warner Lakes Family Practice, we offer various methods of TMS treatment in Warner. As we continue to learn more about this therapy, our transcranial magnetic stimulation Warner services evolve to provide the most effective treatment options to our patients. We’re committed to helping you improve your mental health with the latest, scientifically-backed therapies.

TMS Therapy for Depression

At Warner Lakes Family Practice, we understand that occasional feelings of sadness or despair are part of life. When depression persists despite two different classes of antidepressants, it’s termed as treatment-resistant depression. This is where Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) comes into play.

Key aspects of TMS include:

In essence, our transcranial magnetic stimulation Warner services offer a promising alternative for those who haven’t found success with traditional depression treatments. At Warner Lakes Family Practice, we’re committed to delivering effective TMS treatment in Warner, ensuring you’re not alone in your battle against depression.

What is the difference between TMS and rTMS?

Here's a breakdown of how they differ:

Range of Activation

Traditional rTMS has a narrower range of activation, while Deep TMS can reach deeper brain structures directly, increasing its effectiveness. The difference in the range of activation is due to the equipment used. Traditional rTMS uses a figure-8 coil design that reaches a depth of 0.27″ (0.7cm). In contrast, Deep TMS uses a three-dimensional H-coil helmet design, reaching up to 1.25″ (3.2cm) and stimulating a larger surface area.

Treatment Efficacy

Given their varying depths and ranges, Traditional rTMS and Deep TMS show different levels of efficacy in symptom relief. A 2019 study in the Journal of Psychiatric Research found that patients with moderate-to-severe depression responded better to a treatment course combining Deep TMS and medication compared to Traditional rTMS and medication or medication alone.

FDA Clearance Status

Both Traditional rTMS and Deep TMS have FDA clearance for treating mental health conditions. However, their scope of magnetic field activation and treatment efficacy varies due to differences in technology and equipment.

Deep TMS’s broader scope of activation reduces the chance of missing relevant brain structures, enhancing its efficiency. As brain structures are not located identically in everyone, it’s crucial to make the most of each session. Studies suggest that regulating more relevant structures can lead to symptom reduction and improved quality of life.

At Warner Lakes Family Practice, your trusted bulk billed RTMS provider, we are committed to offering effective Warner Lakes RTMS treatments tailored to individual needs. We understand the complexities of mental health and strive to provide therapies backed by scientific research and proven results.

TMS Treatment Warner

Are you or a loved one struggling with depression or other psychological disorders? Have traditional treatments not delivered the relief you seek? It’s time to consider a different approach – Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).

As a 100% bulk billed RTMS provider, we’re committed to making this innovative treatment accessible. Our dedicated team of professionals ensures that you receive personalised care throughout your treatment journey.

Here’s what you can expect from our Warner Lakes RTMS services:

Don’t let depression hold you back any longer. Reach out to us today at 07 3448 0163 to book an appointment. Let’s explore together how TMS Treatment Warner can help you reclaim your life. Your journey to better mental health starts here.

Frequently Asked Questions

TMS, an acronym for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, offers a distinctive approach for addressing depression. It involves leveraging magnetic fields to provide a gentle nudge to your brain, stimulating nerve cells. Picture it as a workout session for your brain, enhancing its strength and well-being.

Typically, a standard TMS session lasts anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes. It’s akin to taking a brief and rejuvenating pause from your daily routine to prioritise your mental health. A short time investment that can yield significant benefits.

At Warner Lakes, we recognize the importance of making effective treatments accessible to everyone. That’s why we offer a bulk-billing option for our RTMS services, ensuring that this potentially transformative treatment remains affordable and within reach for a wide audience.

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