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Step into our purpose-designed TMS Clinic for a
non-invasive & medication-free solution for depression
It’s time to start feeling like yourself again.
Our clinic offers TMS in Northern Ireland, a safe and effective non-pharmacological treatment for depression and anxiety.
TMS has been recommended for use in the UK by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) since 2015.
Administered by highly trained professionals, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) involves applying a series of magnetic pulses to the head to stimulate brain cells in the regions controlling mood.
It has been demonstrated that this significantly improves symptoms of depression for 49% of people, and for 32% it alleviates the symptoms entirely.
Source: Rush et al., 2007, Am J Psychiatry
Source: Blumberger et al., 2018, The Lancet
- Painless non-invasive outpatient treatment
- No recovery time needed after treatment
- No major side effects
- Can be used with or without antidepressants
Depression is a treatable condition. But for some people, standard treatments involving antidepressant medication aren’t effective. TMS is normally considered when other approaches have failed to alleviate symptoms, or by people who do not wish to take antidepressant medication due to the side effects.
BrainState TMS practise is guided by Dr. Kathy Ruddy. She has a First Class Honours degree in Psychology and a PhD in Neuroscience and has worked with TMS for over 10 years in the UK, Ireland and Switzerland. She volunteers as a member of the Board of Directors for Portadown Wellness Centre.
TMS has been pioneered, refined and robustly tested for effectiveness and safety.
If TMS works for you, you'll find that depression symptoms may improve or go away completely. Relief from symptoms may take a few weeks of treatment.
Results can be life changing
We are the only clinic in Ireland offering Express TMS treatments (theta-burst stimulation). This is a highly effective programme of treatment that can be completed within 10 days (2 applications per day) compared to the usual 30 days for standard repetitive TMS.
TMS is a treatment option for adult patients with a diagnosis of depression.
It is available by prescription only from a licenced Psychiatrist, who will decide whether TMS is recommended for you.
Talk to us to begin the process – we will communicate with your existing healthcare team to organise your treatment.
The magnetic coil which delivers the TMS treatment is typically positioned on the left side of the head. This is the part of the brain which connects all the different brain areas involved in depression. You will be asked to wear a fabric cap in order to help us position the TMS coil.
Each treatment session lasts for just 3 minutes, during which time you are asked to relax in a comfortable chair.
The magnetic pulses make a clicking noise, and evoke a painless sensation on the head.
The total cost for a programme of Express TMS treatment at BrainState is £2000. This includes a free consultation, plus 20 administrations of TMS which can be spread across 10 separate days.