What should you look for when choosing a TMS
We know how important it is to find a place where the
care of the Patient is comprehensive and the treatment is carried out to the
highest standards and taking into account aspects maximizing the success and
effects of the therapy.
When choosing a TMS therapy center, we
suggest you pay attention to the following:
We know how important it is to find a place where the care of the Patient is comprehensive and the treatment is carried out to the highest standards and taking into account aspects maximizing the success and effects of the therapy.
When choosing a TMS therapy center, we suggest you pay attention to the following:
for which TMS treatment is used
- The most recent evidence-based guidelines
emphasize that the definitive efficacy of TMS is proven only in the
treatment of depressive disorders, neuropathic pain, and post-stroke motor
In other indications such as anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, addiction or Alzheimer's disease, the efficacy of TMS is assessed as probable or possible, and the use of this method in treatment requires further research. Despite isolated reports on the beneficial effects of TMS in the treatment of personality disorders and to improve cognitive function in healthy individuals, experts do not recommend its use for these indications.
Education of the TMS practitioner
is worth checking if this is a specialist whose qualifications are
confirmed by a certificate authorizing them to conduct such therapy.
on which the treatment is performed
every TMS device is designed for clinical use. The equipment used in
treatment should be certified for such use, which is the basis for the
safety and effectiveness of the therapy.
of treatments proposed
to research-based recommendations, for the treatment of depression, the
optimal number of treatments is 20, and an additional 10 can be performed
if there is a need to enhance the effect. Evaluation of the effectiveness
of the therapy and recommendation for prolonging the treatment should be
made by a specialist.
in the healing process
is important that the care of the patient in the therapeutic process is
comprehensive. Due to the nature of the disorders treated and the therapeutic
methods applied, the cooperation of a psychiatrist, psychologist and a TMS
therapy specialist allows to achieve the best results.