Dr Marzena Rybak Dr Yvonne Turnier-Shea
Prof Saxby Pridmore
Dr. Marzena Rybak, 
Dr Yvonne Turnier-Shea
Professor Pridmore

FAQ

Common Questions

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS):
What is TMS?
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive therapy that uses magnetic fields to stimulate specific areas of the brain.
How does TMS work?
TMS works by delivering magnetic pulses to targeted brain regions, which stimulate neural activity and promote positive changes in brain function.
What conditions can TMS treat?
TMS is primarily used to treat depression, but it has also shown effectiveness in treating anxiety disorders, chronic pain, and certain neurological conditions.
Is TMS safe?
Yes, TMS is considered a safe treatment with minimal side effects. It is non-invasive and does not require anesthesia.
How long does a TMS session last?
A typical TMS session lasts around 20-30 minutes, depending on the specific treatment protocol.
How many TMS sessions are needed?
The number of TMS sessions required can vary depending on the individual and the condition being treated. Generally, a course of treatment consists of several sessions over a few weeks.
Does TMS cause pain?
Some individuals may experience mild discomfort or a tapping sensation on the scalp during TMS treatment, but it is generally well-tolerated and not considered painful.
Are there any side effects of TMS?
Common side effects of TMS are typically mild and temporary, including headache, scalp discomfort, and muscle twitching. These side effects usually diminish over time.
Is TMS covered by insurance?
TMS is covered by many insurance providers, but coverage can vary. It's advisable to check with your insurance company to determine your specific coverage.
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