After its success on Harley Street, we have decided to add Integrated TMS, to our services at Crushes Manor Clinic, Brentwood to answer the growing need for a drug-free treatment option for depression, chronic pain, migraines and other pain and mental health disorders. This treatment synergizes TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) with complementary therapies such as mindfulness, talking therapy and reflexology to provide superior results.
TMS for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder has been approved by The National Institute For Health and Care Excellence (NICE). On being approved as an effective treatment for depression, NICE noted that: 'the commentary from patients was positive and described significant benefits to their quality of life, including the advantages, for some patients, of being able to stop the use of oral antidepressant medications.'
TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is an effective non-invasive treatment which is a popular choice for a large number of people that do not respond to antidepressant medication or cannot tolerate their side effects. The treatment can be used alongside antidepressants and is generally pain-free.
How does TMS work?
TMS works by delivering repetitive pulses of electromagnetic energy through a headpiece targeting specific parts of the brain which control mood. It is known that people suffering from depression have reduced blood flow, glucose metabolism and generalised activity in this part of the brain. Repeated stimulation of this area of the brain produces an anti-depressant effect on people who are suffering from major depression. rTMS does not require anesthesia and is not to be confused with Electroconvulsive Therapy which requires a general anesthetic and has unpleasant side effects.
What does a treatment plan look like?
A typical treatment plan for depression will involve 5 treatments per week for 2-6 weeks. The treatments are approx 30 minutes and results are often seen in the first couple of weeks. The price for depression treatment is £200 per session. A typical migraine treatment involves 3 sessions per week for 3 weeks and for chronic pain - 1-2 sessions per week for 2-6 weeks. Cost for chronic pain and migraine is £150 per session. A bespoke plan is created for each client so it is hard to say how much the treatment will cost before consultation.
Integrated TMS will be available at Crushes Manor Clinic, Brentwood from September 2018 alongside Living Mind's Harley Street Clinic, London.