Your TMS Journey

Step 1: Book a free consult with a TMS nurse (optional)
Step 1: Book a free consult with a TMS nurse (optional)
  • Got questions? Given we are talking about a treatment for your brain, that is perfectly understandable.
  • Please use our online booking system to schedule a no-cost and introductory appointment with one of our experienced Neuralia TMS nurses.
  • This step is optional but recommended if you would like to know more about the practical aspects of TMS.
Step 2: See a GP for a TMS referral
Step 2: See a GP for a TMS referral
Step 3: Initial Review with the TMS Nurse and Psychiatrist
Step 3: Initial Review with the TMS Nurse and Psychiatrist
  • Once your referral has been receieved you will reviewed by our TMS Nurse and TMS Psychiatrist.
  • In some cases, you may require a MRI scan if MRI-guided neuronavigation is deemed necessary.
Step 4: TMS Mapping Session
Step 4: TMS Mapping Session
  • Our TMS psychiatrist and nurses will carry out the once-off mapping session. During this session we will
    1. Identify the coordinates of the target location. In the case of depression, the target location is the near the forehead at the Prefrontal Cortex.
    2. Personalise the protocol based on your RMT (Resting Motor Threshold). This is the minimium magnetic field intensity required to cause a motor nerve in your brain to activate.
Step 5: TMS Treatment Sessions
Step 5: TMS Treatment Sessions
  • Once you have your TMS prescription, then you can begin your TMS Treatment sessions. These 20 minute sessions are conducted 3 to 5 times per week for 7 weeks. During these sessions, you may sit back and relax, chat to our TMS nurses or watch some Netflix.
  • Our experienced TMS clinicians will monitor your progress through validated clinical rating scales and daily clinical evaluations.
Step 6: Mid TMS Review
Step 6: Mid TMS Review
  • It usually takes around 15 sessions for TMS to start working. For this reason, our Neuralia TMS clinicians will conduct a Mid TMS review for all patients between sessions 15 and 20. If you have yet to improve, your TMS psychiatrist will speak to you about potentially changing your protocol.
Step 7: Final TMS Review
Step 7: Final TMS Review
  • Around session 30, your TMS psychiatrist will conduct the final TMS review.
  • During this session we will  discuss your progress, outline a plan going forwards and provide a summary letter to your GP describing what has been done.

 

After your TMS course
After your TMS course
  • Some patients may benefits from follow up TMS treatment. There are two types of post course TMS treatment sessions.
    1. Maintenance TMS is may be brought up in the final review if one has had a good response to TMS (especially in the cases where medication has not been effective). Maintenance TMS involves receiving monthly TMS sessions  to reduce the likelihood of experiencing a relapse or deterioration in your mood. This process can help keep neuroplasticity ticking over. While certainly not a requirement, it does provide additional protection against relapses and increases the likelihood of the changes being long-lasting.
    2. Retreatment TMS  may be recommended if you have a positive response to TMS but unfortunately begin to relapse, then Medicare will be able to cover a 15 session Retreatment TMS sessions (5 times a week for 3 weeks).  Please call us if your mood begins to deteriorate and we will be happy to advise you on the next course of action.

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Your TMS Journey

Step 1: Book a free consult with a TMS nurse (optional)
Step 1: Book a free consult with a TMS nurse (optional)
  • Got questions? Given we are talking about a treatment for your brain, that is perfectly understandable.
  • Please use our online booking system to schedule a no-cost and introductory appointment with one of our experienced Neuralia TMS nurses.
  • This step is optional but recommended if you would like to know more about the practical aspects of TMS.
Step 2: See a GP for a TMS referral
Step 2: See a GP for a TMS referral
Step 3: Initial Review with the TMS Nurse and Psychiatrist
Step 3: Initial Review with the TMS Nurse and Psychiatrist
  • Once your referral has been receieved you will reviewed by our TMS Nurse and TMS Psychiatrist.
  • In some cases, you may require a MRI scan if MRI-guided neuronavigation is deemed necessary.
Step 4: TMS Mapping Session
Step 4: TMS Mapping Session
  • Our TMS psychiatrist and nurses will carry out the once-off mapping session. During this session we will
    1. Identify the coordinates of the target location. In the case of depression, the target location is the near the forehead at the Prefrontal Cortex.
    2. Personalise the protocol based on your RMT (Resting Motor Threshold). This is the minimium magnetic field intensity required to cause a motor nerve in your brain to activate.
Step 5: TMS Treatment Sessions
Step 5: TMS Treatment Sessions
  • Once you have your TMS prescription, then you can begin your TMS Treatment sessions. These 20 minute sessions are conducted 3 to 5 times per week for 7 weeks. During these sessions, you may sit back and relax, chat to our TMS nurses or watch some Netflix.
  • Our experienced TMS clinicians will monitor your progress through validated clinical rating scales and daily clinical evaluations.
Step 6: Mid TMS Review
Step 6: Mid TMS Review
  • It usually takes around 15 sessions for TMS to start working. For this reason, our Neuralia TMS clinicians will conduct a Mid TMS review for all patients between sessions 15 and 20. If you have yet to improve, your TMS psychiatrist will speak to you about potentially changing your protocol.
Step 7: Final TMS Review
Step 7: Final TMS Review
  • Around session 30, your TMS psychiatrist will conduct the final TMS review.
  • During this session we will  discuss your progress, outline a plan going forwards and provide a summary letter to your GP describing what has been done.

 

After your TMS course
After your TMS course
  • Some patients may benefits from follow up TMS treatment. There are two types of post course TMS treatment sessions.
    1. Maintenance TMS is may be brought up in the final review if one has had a good response to TMS (especially in the cases where medication has not been effective). Maintenance TMS involves receiving monthly TMS sessions  to reduce the likelihood of experiencing a relapse or deterioration in your mood. This process can help keep neuroplasticity ticking over. While certainly not a requirement, it does provide additional protection against relapses and increases the likelihood of the changes being long-lasting.
    2. Retreatment TMS  may be recommended if you have a positive response to TMS but unfortunately begin to relapse, then Medicare will be able to cover a 15 session Retreatment TMS sessions (5 times a week for 3 weeks).  Please call us if your mood begins to deteriorate and we will be happy to advise you on the next course of action.

Neuralia TMS are the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) specialists in Perth, WA. TMS is non-invasive treatment for depression and several other conditions.

Phone: 6230 3996
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 6230 2231
Healthlink ID: neuralia

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