Teens – Depression Treatment for Under 18s
Smart TMS is now fully registered to treat patients aged 16 and 17.
We are the first UK provider to offer Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for those under the age of 18, offering an alternative and medication-free approach to treating depression.
TMS is a non-invasive therapy that uses magnetic pulses to calm the areas of your brain that control our mood and motivation.
You're Not Alone...
20% of adolescents
…may experience a mental health problem in a year – according to WHO World Health Organisation
1 in 10 schoolchildren
…have a diagnosable mental health condition
75% of young people
…are not receiving treatment for their mental health problems
Average 10 year wait
…for effective treatment for mental health problems in the UK
75% of all mental health problems are established by the time someone is 18. Early intervention and appropriate treatment is vital to helping young people towards the best outcome in the immediate and the long term.
How does TMS treatment work?
Transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment for depression works by stimulating the prefrontal cortex of the brain, working to reestablish good brain patterns and pathways using highly targeted magnetic pulses. Treatment is completely safe and non-invasive. It is a clinically proven treatment with evidence to support its potential benefits.
TMS therapy is carried out in Smart TMS clinics across the country. A course of treatment is required, involving regular in-patient visits to the clinic.
Is TMS right for us?
Treatment for depression from the age of 16
Smart TMS can help to treat depression and we are fully registered to treat patients over the of 16. Most people are suitable to receive TMS treatment.
Full parental involvement
For patients under the age of 18, parents or guardians need to be involved in the consent process and are welcome to attend all treatment sessions.
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
The 16-18 service has been developed very carefully in conjunction with Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist Ana Tsakiri.
We are happy to receive patients through referral from other medical professionals and our experts would be pleased to discuss the case in advance to assess and advise on likely suitability.
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Book a clinic visit
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, please email