rTMS is a non-invasive method of brain stimulation which works through electromagnetic induction using an insulated coil placed over the scalp. Electromagnetic stimulation is thought to play a role in mood regulation. The coil generates brief electromagnetic pulses, which pass easily and painlessly through the skull into the brain. These pulses are comparable to those generated by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines. When such pulses are administered in rapid succession, they can produce longer lasting changes in brain activity.
rTMS is based on Faraday’s Law of electromagnetic induction, by which electrical activity in the brain tissue can be influenced by a magnetic field. The magnetic field generated at the coil passes through the scalp and skull, depolarising the neurons in the cortex (Tyc and Boyadjian, 2006).
Newcastle Premier Health provide rTMS in partnership with The London Psychiatry Centre (TLPC).
TLPC is recognised by the Care Quality Commission as a leading mental health service provider, contributing to the advancement of mental health care and life changing treatments through the provision of rTMS is the UK.
Our Mental Health / rTMS service is currently at full capacity and we are unfortunately unable to take on any new patients at this time.
If you would like us to contact you once we have availability, please submit your details. A member of our support team will then be in touch as soon as the next Initial Assessment appointment becomes available.
If you are uncertain about whether an Initial Assessment would be helpful, please call us on 0191 605 3140.
Download the rTMS brochure to find out more about the non-invasive treatment for depression.
rTMS is a depression treatment for adult patients who are living with clinical depression.
Find our more about this ground-breaking treatment or call our team on 0191 605 3140.