TMS treatment for bipolar disorder
Bipolar, previously known as manic depression, is a disorder which causes the sufferer to have episodes of depression followed by episodes of mania. TMS can reduce the debilitating effects of the depressive episodes of bipolar.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an innovative approach to treating depression caused by bipolar disorder. It’s a non-invasive therapy that uses magnetic pulses to calm the areas of your brain that control our mood, motivation and social skills.
Traditional methods of dealing with the symptoms of the depression caused by bipolar– from medication to therapy – don’t always work.
Research has shown that Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) can reduce the symptoms of depression in those living with bipolar.
With no anaesthetic, no need for hospitalisation and no recovery time, it’s a safe and effective alternative to traditional treatments, with fewer side-effects than medication.
How does TMS treatment work for bipolar disorder?
The treatment works by stimulating the prefrontal cortex – the area of the brain that controls mood, motivation and social skills. Instead of numbing emotions, as medication can do, TMS treatment gets to the root of the problem by resetting brain patterns and pathways using targeted magnetic pulses.
A course of TMS for bipolar usually involves 30 sessions of treatment which take place over a period of three to six weeks. Each treatment lasts 30 minutes, and some patients are able to have more than one session a day.
Read our testimonials from patients who’ve been freed from depression after treatment with Smart TMS.
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Is TMS right for me?
Bipolar disorder is treatable, and Smart TMS can help.
Most people are suitable to receive TMS treatment.
To help you make up your mind about treatment, our practitioners offer pre-arranged clinic visits to answer any questions you have and show you the TMS machine.
If you would like to arrange a clinic visit, call the team on 0345 222 5678.
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