Sydney TMS | New Hope for Depression
What We Do!
TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is a breakthrough drug-free alternative depression treatment. Clinics are located in Bondi, St Leonards Castle Hill. Depression is one of the most common conditions suffered by Australians, with an estimated one million people dealing with it each year. The treatment process can be difficult for those who have been battling the illness long term. Many people who have tried medications and experience no improved symptoms or adverse reactions may not be aware that other therapies are available in Australia. This new non-invasive approach is known as transcranial magnetic stimulation. This drug-free method of treating depression is effective, scientifically proven, safe and TGA approved.
- Mental Health
- Depression Treatment
- TMS Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
- Consultant Psychiatrist
- Clinical Sessions
- Personal Care
About Sydney TMS
At TMS Clinic and Specialist Team, we offer a highly dedicated and experienced team at our TMS Clinic locations. Our focus is to deliver specialized transcranial magnetic stimulation to all patients who visit our TMS Clinics. Led by founder, Sydney Psychiatrist Dr. Jason Pace, the team is passionate about providing customized and personal journeys. During treatment, progress is monitored by our TMS technicians and regularly reviewed by our treating psychiatrist. Dr. Jason Pace is a Consultant Psychiatrist and the founder of Sydney TMS. He recognizes the benefits of TMS and the role it can play in the treatment of depression in Australia.
Most Common Conditions
Depression is one of the most common conditions suffered by Australians, with an estimated one million people dealing with it each year. The treatment process can be difficult for those who have been battling the illness long term. Many people who have tried medications and experience no improved symptoms or adverse reactions may not be aware that other therapies are available in Australia. This new non-invasive approach is known as transcranial magnetic stimulation. This drug-free method of treating depression is effective, scientifically proven, safe and TGA approved.
What is transcranial magnetic stimulation?
It is a non-invasive procedure that improves the symptoms of depression through the use of magnetic fields that stimulate nerve cells. It is particularly effective for people who have experienced little or no success with common treatments e.g., medication, psychotherapy. It is a relatively pain-free procedure that is drug-free and offers fewer side effects to the alternatives.
How does it work?
During the therapy session, an electromagnetic coil is placed against the patient’s scalp near the forehead. A magnetic pulse is then painlessly delivered into the part of the brain that is responsible for mood control. The biology of TMS (or rTMS) is not yet completely understood by scientists, but its results have been well documented. The indications are that it stimulates that area of the brain, improving the mood of the patient and reducing the symptoms. It provides a similar result to ECT (electroconvulsive shock therapy) but without the hassle of going to the hospital, the stress of anesthetic, and the impact of side effects.
When anti-depressants don’t work?
For some people, standard treatments are not effective. In many cases, medications and psychotherapy (speaking with counselors and other professionals) simply don’t work. That’s when it is often a good idea to try something new. Typically, a good time to consider this is when two or more anti-depressants have failed to reduce the symptoms or if side effects are so significant they become intolerable.
What are the benefits?
There are many benefits in choosing TMS as a treatment for depression, beginning with the fact that it is drug-free and non-invasive. Many people are concerned about the side effects of consuming anti-depressant medications and for good reason. Anti-depressants can have a number of documented side effects on the human body, ranging from nausea and weight gain to insomnia and loss of sexual desire. TMS has been used on patients for more than three decades and there have been no long-term risks associated with the procedure. Another benefit is that is a very easy process, with patients staying awake and alert throughout. You can have a cup of tea, listen to some relaxing music and read a magazine while it is being performed.
And of course, the greatest benefit is that it works. Patients report a great improvement in their symptoms, even when other treatments have failed. The improvement is not limited to the period when the treatment is being carried out – generally between four and eight weeks – but also continues well afterward. A number of studies have shown that this treatment method has significant long-term effects on patients.
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