Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)
What is rTMS?
rTMS is an evidence based, non- pharmacological, out-patient based neurostimulation technique approved as a treatment for resistant depression. It is a safe and minimally intrusive. We offer fully bulk billed rTMS service at our clinic.
Dr Choudhary has more than 24 years of experience in psychiatry. He has worked closely with local communities over previous years. Dr Choudhary, Megan and Valerie, rTMS Nurses have a shared experience of over a decade in administering rTMS. Dr Choudhary’s other areas of interest include Mood and Anxiety disorders, alcohol use disorders, ADHD, PTSD and use of medicinal cannabis.
How it works?
During an rTMS session for depression, an electromagnetic coil is placed against the scalp of your head. This coil delivers magnetic pulses that stimulate nerve cells in the region of your brain involved in mood control and depression. It’s thought to activate regions of the brain that have decreased activity during depression.
rTMS is usually a safe procedure, but some patients may experience headache or tiredness following the procedure. Rarely, the stimulation itself can be uncomfortable. The main concern associated with rTMS is potential to cause fit or seizure, although the likelihood of this occurring is extremely low.
Dr Choudhary will require a referral (preferably through medical objects) or through the contact details provided to arrange for rTMS.