Edmond Psychiatric Clinic, offers a Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) Clinic. Debuting with the Neurostar rTMS delivery in 2009, Edmond Psychiatric Clinic has consistently provided high level rTMS care to a variety of patients.
rTMS is designed for patients with refractory depression; in general, this is defined as depression that has failed to respond to two or more antidepressants, or for patients in whom the side effects to the medicines are intolerable or unsafe. rTMS is a medicine-free treatment for depression. For patients who have not found relief from antidepressants, rTMS can help them re-engage in the world, and make life feel manageable again.
Your rTMS treatment begins with an initial assessment completed by one of the mental health providers in our clinic, with additional follow-ups conducted throughout the course of your treatment. An individually tailored treatment regime will be created, to address your specific depression treatment needs.
rTMS treatment is delivered in a series of daily weekday sessions, lasting four to six weeks. After the initial treatment, each subsequent treatment session lasts approximately 20 minutes. The most common side effects for rTMS treatment include a mild tension-type headache, and occasionally light-headedness. Patients are able to drive and resume normal activities after treatment.
We work parallel with your current mental health provider, and offer collaborative care to your treatment team.