TMS treatment for ADHD

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an innovative approach to treating ADHD.

Smart TMS offers an innovative approach to treating ADHD by utilising Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a non-invasive technique targeting specific brain circuits associated with the condition.

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What is ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects both children and adults. Individuals with ADHD may have difficulty sustaining attention, controlling impulsive behaviours, and managing hyperactivity. The symptoms of ADHD can significantly impact various aspects of life, including academic performance, work, and relationships.

What causes ADHD?

The exact cause of ADHD is not known, but it is believed to result from a combination of genetic, neurological, and environmental factors. Some studies suggest that genes play a significant role in the development of ADHD, as it often runs in families. Additionally, there is some evidence that factors such as premature birth, low birth weight, having epilepsy, and certain prenatal complications may contribute to the risk of developing ADHD.

What treatment is currently available for ADHD?

ADHD is typically managed through a combination of behavioural therapies, educational interventions, and medications.

Behavioural Therapies: These include psychoeducation, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and social skills training. Behavioural therapies aim to help individuals with ADHD develop effective strategies for managing their symptoms, improving attention, and reducing impulsive behaviours.

Educational Interventions: For children with ADHD, special education services and accommodations in the classroom can be beneficial. Teachers may implement strategies to support learning and help the child succeed academically.

Medications: Stimulant medications, such as methylphenidate and amphetamine-based drugs, are commonly prescribed to manage ADHD symptoms. Non-stimulant medications, like atomoxetine and guanfacine, may also be used. The choice of medication depends on individual factors and the specific symptoms.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS): Research has shown that TMS can help to relieve the symptoms of ADHD. TMS uses a magnetic coil to stimulate specific brain circuits associated with the condition. Unlike medication-based approaches, TMS targets the brain’s neuroplasticity to repair and form connections between nerve cells. This non-invasive approach offers an alternative for individuals seeking options beyond traditional medication-based interventions.

How do we treat ADHD at Smart TMS?

A patient must be diagnosed with ADHD by a medical professional before having an assessment with Smart TMS. We will request to see documentation to confirm this.

TMS will target the prefrontal cortex to enhance the functionality of specific brain regions related to ADHD symptoms, such as attention and impulse control.

ADHD treatment with Smart TMS consists of 30 treatment sessions which are spread over three to six weeks. Sessions last approximately 30 minutes.

Is TMS Treatment Right For You?

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Treatment prices

Alpha-Stim Prices at Smart TMS Clinics

At Smart TMS clinics, we make it easy to get started with Alpha-Stim. Our setup sessions are just £50 in London and £40 at our other UK clinics, where our practitioners will guide you through setting up and using the device. If you'd like to try Alpha-Stim before purchasing, we offer a four-week rental for £160. If you decide to buy the device, it's available for £500, or just £420 if you purchase after the trial. We're here to support you through the whole process and answer any questions you have.

Continuous Care

Dr Neal and his team understand the need to help our patients stay well beyond the end of their TMS treatment. Using research and our own experience, we have designed aftercare packages to provide ongoing care with a planned programme of regular top-up treatments.

Have you had TMS treatment for depression at another clinic? Smart TMS can offer you maintenance therapy, too!

What our Patients Say

I didn’t know that I had borderline personality until later in my life and didn’t think that I would ever change but my depression and low mood has gone and I can think about what I do before I do it too.

Mr N

My childhood trauma caused my BPD but I found talking therapies difficult and I felt an urge to spend lots of money to make me feel better. Although I still feel low sometimes it isn’t anywhere near as bad as before I had TMS and I get out of my low mood much quicker than before.

Miss C

I felt like BPD had a big stigma attached and I was worried about my colleagues finding out about my diagnosis. While I could only see situations in black and white before, I’m now more able to see all of the shades of grey in between and handle situations much more calmly.

Mr I