Andrea Papandreou Glyfada 16675
rTMS - Nefelis 17, Kato Petralona
Monday - Friday 10:00-21:00
rTMS : An innovative, non-invasive treatment for depression & other psychiatric conditions
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) utilizes the advances of neuroscience in conjunction with technological applications of physical law (magnetic field), to help our fellow humans in need.
The human brain is inherently an electrical organ, which functions through the transmission of electrical signals between nerve cells.
During the process of rTMS treatment, a magnetic field is applied, which alters the electrical activity of the brain’s nerve cells, resulting in desired therapeutic effects for each patient, e.g. improvement in mood.
rTMS is an approved treatment for depression, recommended by the American Psychiatric Association (2010) and the FDA (2008). Numerous studies have shown that a large number of patients who did not respond to treatments such as antidepressants or psychotherapy experience significant improvement, while one in three patients achieves full remission.
rTMS is a safe, pain-free method with minimal or no side effects (in some cases a mild, reversible headache or mild scalp discomfort). It Is free of the side effects commonly associated with medications. With rTMS therapy, there are no adverse effects on the patient’s cognitive functions (e.g. memory, concentration), sexual function, weight or appetite.
rTMS treatment does not require hospitalization, recovery time, anesthesia, blood tests or other examinations, and the patient returns home right after each rTMS session. Each session lasts around 30 to 45 minutes and is conducted in a specifically designed room, 5 days a week (except for exceptional circumstances). The number of sessions required to achieve the desired therapeutic outcome ranges from 20 to 36 (4 to 7 weeks) and is individually established for each patient, by our experienced medical professionals. Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is applied under specific protocols which include the main treatment phase as well as a number of follow–up sessions, aimed at maintaining and prolonging the therapeutic outcome.
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