This series has been developed to answer questions from people considering or undergoing TMS therapy. Questions were solicited from members of the TMS Support Australia Facebook Group, as well as followers of the TMS Clinics Australia Facebook and LinkedIn pages.
The information in this podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have questions about treatment options, please speak with your healthcare provider.
Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation is a type of TMS that uses a specially designed coil to achieve deeper and broader penetration of electromagnetic stimulation into the brain. In people with obsessive compulsive disorder, stimulation of the medial prefrontal cortex has been found to improve symptoms.
tDCS is a new treatment now available through TMS Clinics Australia. It can help some patients access treatment in the comfort of their own home - but it isn't the same as TMS, and may not be suitable for everyone. In this episode the panellists discuss tDCS.
Questions about funding, and the MBS status* of TMS therapy are common. In this episode, the panellists discuss funding options and the path to MBS listing.
*This episode was produced in December 2020. The information surrounding paths to MBS listing and funding options available until an MBS number is available are still relevant - however, there has been a recent announcement declaring that the Federal Government has approved funding of transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment-resistant depression. To learn more, visit our blog.