During your treatment you will be seated comfortably in a reclining chair, with your head and neck supported by a pillow. You will wear a hygienic cotton cap to ensure correct positioning of the coil, which is positioned over the left dorso-lateral prefrontal cortex.
Our Consultant Psychiatrist evaluates every client before treatment and will meet with you personally, reviewing your symptoms and medical history to determine whether rTMS is right for you. The treatment will be carried out by our specialist nurse, who is trained in administering rTMS.
Our clinical team has direct links with Dr Rafael Euba and Dr Andy Zamar and the clinicians at The London Psychiatry Centre. Dr Euba is one of an elite group of brain experts in the UK, specialising in rTMS and the use of brain stimulation in the treatment of depression.
rTMS treatment for depression is short but intense. It is administered as an outpatient procedure as a course of treatment, usually consisting of five sessions per week, for up to 6 weeks. Each treatment session lasts approximately 40 minutes, with benefits often being noted from the first week. The average length of care is 4.3 weeks, dependent on your initial assessment and response to treatment. It is important that clients complete the recommended course of treatment.
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.