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  • Assessment and treatment of mood (depression and bipolar), anxiety disorders (generalised, social, space phobia, panic and OCD), emotional distress related to life situations, sleep disturbances, chronic pain, marital problems and sexual dysfunctions. Those problems are treated with a variety of approaches, including medication, psychotherapy and TMS.
     
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation(TMS) rTMS involves the focal application of a localised, pulsed magnetic field to the cerebral cortex, inducing small electrical currents which stimulate nerve cells in the region of the brain involved in mood regulation, depression and a number of other functions as well. The precise mechanism of action is not yet fully understood although studies suggest that the nerve cells, when stimulated, cause neurons to fire with the aim of altering brain function for therapeutic purposes. Magnetic fields are passed through the skull to the brain using a coil placed on the patient’s head. The treatment is non-invasive and does not involve seizure induction or loss of consciousness. The patient is completely alert during the procedure and an anaesthetic is not required. When appropriate procedures are followed for patient selection and treatment, there are minimal risks with rTMS and any side effects are usually mild, transient and/or can be easily managed.
     
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