Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) therapy is a novel mental wellness treatment technology that uses gentle magnetic waves to stimulate certain brain areas, leading to pronounced changes in mood and behaviour. It is a painless and non-invasive procedure with few side effects. Approved by the National Institute for Health and Care in 2008 for major depression, research has shown rTMS effectively treats a range of mental health conditions.

Many people living with mental health conditions do not respond to traditional treatment methods – up to half of the people who take antidepressant medications see no improvement in their symptoms. Other people want to avoid medications because of their systemic side effects, or simply want to boost their recovery plan.

For many clients, rTMS can be a life-changing treatment, offering a safe alternative treatment approach with clinically-proven effectiveness.

At Addcounsel, we aim to give every client the best chance of reaching their recovery goals. We offer groundbreaking therapies like rTMS alongside other treatment methods as part of a holistic recovery program. Our one-client-at-a-time approach ensures we fully understand your needs while maintaining confidentiality and privacy throughout your treatment experience.

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How rTMS Works

People living with mental health conditions tend to have increased or decreased activity in certain areas of the brain involved in regulating mood and behaviour. These unusual activity levels are associated with low mood, anxiety, addictive behaviour, and other mental health concerns.

rTMS uses repetitive trains of magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells, altering activity levels and improving symptoms of mental disorders. During a rTMS session, electricity passes through a magnetic coil placed over the client’s head, inducing a series of magnetic fields that painlessly reach the target area of the brain (usually a region called the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex). These magnetic fields cause tiny electric currents in each cell that affect neuronal activity.

rTMS is a non-invasive procedure, meaning that no surgery is required and the client stays conscious throughout the procedure. Clients can resume normal activity immediately after treatment and drive to and from treatment sessions. rTMS has very few side effects, the most common being mild headaches and scalp discomfort.

A typical course of rTMS involves daily 20-40 minute sessions for four to six weeks, followed by a few weeks of tapering off treatment. It can be offered as part of an outpatient program, fitting into a client’s daily schedule so they can continue their work and home responsibilities throughout the treatment process. rTMS can produce enduring changes that persist long after the end of the treatment course.

How rTMS Can Help You

Living with mental health conditions is tough – especially if you have previously tried treatment without success. Issues like unresolved trauma, depression, anxiety, and addiction can impact all areas of your life and stop you from reaching your full potential.

rTMS is proven to improve symptoms of mental health conditions, improving your overall wellbeing, and supporting you to become your true self. Various clinical trials have shown rTMS to improve symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and OCD as well as reduce alcohol cravings, alcohol consumption, cocaine cravings, and gambling.

rTMS treatment also avoids the systematic side effects of medication such as weight gain and sexual dysfunction. It offers an innovative alternative if you cannot tolerate or do not wish to experience these side effects.

rTMS treatment can be a lifeline that revolutionises your recovery journey. While it may seem scary to try something new, our expert staff can offer in-depth advice and information and assess whether rTMS is a suitable treatment for you. With our unrivalled experience and expertise, you are in the best hands.

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Addcounsel is a private and exclusive mental wellness treatment centre in central London. Our unrivalled treatment experience draws on a world-leading selection of treatment modalities, led by experts from around the globe. We combine clinical expertise with compassion and luxury to deliver the optimum treatment experience for you.

Our one-client-at-a-time approach offers full confidentiality and privacy throughout your time with us. We operate from our state-of-the-art treatment facility, several luxurious properties across London, and to your home. For those who require it, we offer Arabic-speaking services to ensure the highest levels of communication and understanding with our staff.

If you’re looking for a pioneering treatment experience offering unequalled privacy and luxury, contact us today for a consultation. With us, you can reach your full potential.

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