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TMS Melbourne: will TMS become more available in Melbourne?

When it comes to depression treatments, transcranial magnetic stimulation (or TMS) has been gaining popularity among the medical community due to its efficacy and safety profile. Psychiatrists consider it a great option for sufferers of depression who want to try and reduce their medication, or for patients who don’t benefit from 2 initial antidepressants. In […]

Hills Clinic Kellyville: why did TMS Australia open inside a mental health private clinic?

The Hills Clinic Kellyville was co-founded by Dr Ted Cassidy in 2004 with the goal to deliver better mental health services in the Hills area of Sydney. When transcranial magnetic stimulation was approved by the TGA for the treatment of depression, Dr Cassidy partnered with international TMS expert Professor Paul Fitzgerald. Together, they founded TMS […]

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TMS Australia featured on Catalyst

Depression is often a debilitating mental illness which can be complicated to treat. For some patients, established treatments like ECT and antidepressant mediations don’t work, or have intolerable side effects. Due to this large group of treatment-resistant patients, there is renewed interest in other types of depression treatment such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or TMS. […]

Are there any TMS side effects that I need to know about?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a very well tolerated treatment, with only a few TMS side effects. As a depression treatment, TMS has been used to treat thousands of people. In fact, more than 80% of patients adhere to TMS treatment, which means they complete all the prescribed treatment sessions. This is much higher than […]

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TMS machines explained

What is a TMS machine? Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) machines are medical devices used to deliver magnetic therapy to the brain. In Australia, TMS is approved for use in people with depression who have failed 2 or more antidepressants. Are there different types of TMS machines? There are currently two different types of TMS that […]

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Repetitive versus deep transcranial magnetic stimulation – what is the difference?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive procedure that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate neurons and increase activity in the brain. When applied to areas of the brain that are important for mood regulation, the magnetic fields activate the neurons and relieve depression symptoms. There are two approved types of TMS: Repetitive TMS (rTMS) Deep […]

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Best depression treatment options based on the Australian treatment guidelines

There is no single best depression treatment that will work first time for everyone. Depression is a complex disease and the therapy needs to be tailored to each person. Often the depression treatment prescribed will depend on the severity of the depression as well as the number of prior therapies the person has had. In […]

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Depression and breastfeeding

Women who have depression symptoms during pregnancy or after childbirth may be reluctant to seek help due to concerns about taking medication while pregnant or breastfeeding. This is understandable; however, it is important to treat depression since it can interfere with the mother’s relationship with her baby, her partner and other family members. How common […]