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TMS Clinics Australia Podcast

TMS Clinics Australia Podcast

By TMS Clinics Australia
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.
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OCD dTMS protocol
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.
May 10, 2021
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
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.
May 10, 2021
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.
May 10, 2021
Retreatment and maintenance therapy
What is the difference between retreatment and maintenance therapy? In this episode, the panellists discuss the role of TMS therapy after acute-phase treatment and the role of maintenance therapy.
May 10, 2021
Response to TMS Therapy
Does everyone respond to TMS therapy? How long does it take to know it's working? How long does a response last? In this episode, the panellists discuss response to TMS therapy.
May 10, 2021
What does TMS treat?
In this episode, the panellists discuss conditions people commonly seek TMS treatment for, as well as other conditions that TMS is used to treat and the current evidence supporting its use.
May 10, 2021