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TMS qEEG Guided Treatment

What is qEEG?

Quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG) is a non-invasive assessment technique that measures electrical activity in the brain. It provides a detailed map of the brain’s functioning, which can aid diagnosis and inform treatment plans for various neurological and psychiatric conditions.

qEEG can detect abnormal patterns of brain activity associated with mental and neurological disorders. It can also be used to monitor the progress of treatment and identify changes in brain function over time.

Additionally, qEEG can be used to identify biomarkers of brain health and predict the risk of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Overall, qEEG is a valuable tool for improving the accuracy of diagnosis and treatment planning, as well as enhancing our understanding of brain function and health.

Guided TMS

qEEG TMS stands for Quantitative Electroencephalography Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. This is called Guided TMS

What is Guided TMS?

Guided TMS utilises the qEEG brain mapping method to target specific parts of the brain, allowing for a precise and tailored treatment plan and outcome.

  • EEG stands for Electroencephalogram. This technique measures existing electrical pulses in the brain’s cortex, as neurons “light up” as we think, act, and feel the world around us. Thus, the EEG allows us to see brain activity in real-time.  
  • qEEG Stands for Quantitative EEG. A modern type of EEG analysis that involves recording digital EEG signals which are processed, transformed, and analyzed using complex mathematical algorithms

Guided TMS vs Standard TMS

What makes guided TMS different from standard TMS therapy is that it allows us to tailor your treatment plan, and measure the neurological outcomes of TMS in real-time. As a result, this makes guided TMS treatment more precise than standard TMS.

The information we gain through qEEG studies allows us to deliver TMS therapy that is customised and guided by your unique brain waves

qEEG Guided TMS (Before & After)

A QEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalogram) map is a visual representation of the electrical activity in different brain areas, obtained through EEG recording and analysis. The map is typically presented as a colour-coded display of brainwave activity. 


  • Red:      Overactivity (3)
  • White:  Normal (0)
  • Blue:     Underactivity (-3)

Anxiety – OCD (Before TMS) 

Anxiety - OCD TMS Before

Anxiety – OCD (After TMS) 

Anxiety - OCD TMS After
Evidence Based Treatment
  1. Quantitative EEG (qEEG) Guided TMS for Depression: This study explores the effectiveness of TMS treatments guided by quantitative EEG analysis for patients with depression and anxiety disorders. By tailoring the TMS regions and frequencies based on qEEG to identify specific neuromarkers, the study aimed to enhance the effectiveness of TMS. It reported that approximately 47% of patients achieved at least a 50% reduction in Hamilton depression rating scale scores over an average of 7 treatment sessions. The study highlighted the safety and efficacy of qEEG-guided TMS in treating depression and anxiety disorders, with significant improvements in treatment outcomes. Published 2022 Source.

  2. Use of EEG for Predicting Treatment Response to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: This study evaluates how well quantitative EEG (qEEG) can predict the success of right frontal transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) through machine learning. It involved 50 OCD patients treated with low-frequency stimulation, distinguishing between those who responded and those who didn’t based on pretreatment EEG patterns, particularly theta wave activity. The findings suggest qEEG’s potential in guiding OCD treatment plans. Published 2019 Source

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