WHAT IS RTMS?

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)

What is rTMS?

What is rTMS: rTMS stands for Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and is a treatment where through magnetic pulses, certain areas of the brain are stimulated. This improves communication between different brain areas and eliminates depression and compulsion related complaints. The magnetic pulses are delivered from a coil that is placed over your head during treatment. The coil is programmed to your individual needs, based on your personal treatment plan. Magnetic pulses are delivered to the brain for twenty minutes. At the same time, you will have your session with one of our practitioners. Often, 20-30 treatments are sufficient to achieve positive results.

Results with rTMS

More than three-quarters of clients with depression and 60% of those with an obsessive compulsive disorder benefit from treatment with rTMS. Complaints decrease on average by 75% in the case of depression and by 60% in the case of an obsessive compulsive disorder. Treatment with rTMS has little to no side effects. Some clients experience a mild tension headache. Curious about whether treatment with rTMS can help you? We have no waiting lists and transparent rates. Depending on your health insurance policy, you may be eligible for (additional) reimbursement.

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Frequently asked questions about rTMS

rTMS international is a private practice. You therefore do not need a referral from your doctor for treatment at rTMS International.
You can always go to rTMS International for an introductory meeting within one week. Treatment can be started as soon as the EEG has been performed and there is no evidence of this.
rTMs is a technique that was introduced in the late 1990s as a treatment for depression. Since then, scientific and clinical research has been conducted to determine the safety of the treatment and to investigate the most effective protocols. It has been established that rTMS is a safe method that, for a large proportion of clients, contributes to the reduction of depression and / or compulsive complaints. Various publications show that clients with the “therapy resistant” diagnosis responded positively to treatment with rTMS. rTMS has been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) since 2008 and since 2017 a number of Dutch health insurance companies have reimbursed treatment under the supplementary insurance.
Does rTMS treatment hurt? Treatment with rTMS does not hurt and has few or no side effects. You sit in an easy chair and the coil that delivers the magnetic pulses is placed above your head. The magnetic pulses stimulate certain areas of the brain and decrease your depression and / or compulsive symptoms. Treatment with rTMS can cause mild tension headache after the end of treatment. This will go away on its own or after taking a painkiller

What disorders we treat

A life without depression or obsessive compulsive disorder with rTMS.

Depression

A drug-free treatment for your
depression or obsessive compulsive
behavior related complaints with
rTMS.

COMPULSORY DISORDER

Effective treatment for obsessive
compulsive disorder with rTMS

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