Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is a non invasive 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.
Its indicated in Major Depressive Disorder, Migraine, Brain Mapping, OCD.
Its not to be used in people with cardiac pacemakers, previous head injury, Aneurysm clips or coils, Stents, Cochlear implants for hearing, Facial tattoos which have metallic or magnetic sensitive ink. Dental fillings and braces are not affected. It does not cause memory loss, weight gain, sexual difficulties or damage to scalp or hair.
Th exact number of treatments needed cannot be predicted ahead of time and will be dependent on the psychiatric condition and response to treatment. rTMS treatments are usually administered five times per week, but frequency may vary depending on patients status. Typically patients respond to treatment within 4 to 6 weeks. So preferably a minimum trial for at least a weeks should be done.
For any further queries contact our experienced psychiatrists by calling 9100758384 and taking an appointment.