Transcranial magnetic stimulation NHS
The rTMS Centre (Sheffield) has been in contact with National Health Service (NHS) in Sheffield to work with GP’s and local mental health services to provide Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatment for individuals that are suffering from clinical depression. The rTMS Centre (Sheffield) is submitting a report to the NHS to showcase the importance of TMS treatment and the long-term benefits that it will bring for people and the community overall. TMS treatment will benefit many people once the NHS decides to fund the treatment.
What is TMS?
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a revolutionary treatment for depression that is non-invasive, safe and painless. “TMS works by sending magnetic pulses to specific areas of the brain that are associated with symptoms of depression. The magnetic pulses travelling through the brain causes the increased electrical activity of neurons in those areas”. This type of stimulation creates stronger neuro-pathways to be developed as well as the creation of new ones.
“TMS treatment has been in use in the UK since 2015 since the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommended the treatment for its safety and effectiveness.”
Since TMS treatment is non-invasive, there is no pain associated with the treatment. You can listen to music, relax or read during the sessions. With each session being only 20 minutes people can go back to their daily activities straight away.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatment is a medical treatment that will help many of the NHS patients that are going through depression. The treatment will help those individuals to gain back their lives.
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