The rTMS Centre is a private & discreet mental health clinic in Sheffield that provides a NICE (National Institute for Health & Care Excellence) approved treatment; repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) treatment for severe Depression. A unique and advanced treatment that is safe, effective and a substitute to anti-depressant medication.
rTMS is a novel and unique equipment and the technique involves placement of a small coil over the scalp, a rapidly alternating current is then passed through the coil wire, producing a magnetic field that passes through the brain. The procedure is completely non-invasive, painless and long-lasting. Furthermore, the key to the success of this treatment is that it stimulates areas of the brain that are key to mood control.
The history of rTMS goes back to 1985 when Prof. Anthony Barker and colleagues first demonstrated magnetic stimulation successfully at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital of Sheffield. Consequently, this opened many opportunities for research and putting forward potential treatment procedures for a variety of diseases with depression treatment being the centre of its success.
At the rTMS Centre we concentrate on rTMS therapy with a thorough assessment of your treatment needs and will work with you towards achieving your mental health goals.
At the Sheffield rTMS Centre we have a dedicated and skilled team with different expertise combined to provide the best experience possible for your treatment needs.