Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an innovative approach to treating obsessive compulsive disorder.
It’s a non-invasive therapy that uses magnetic pulses to calm the areas of your brain that cause obsessions and compulsions.
Obsessive compulsive disorder is more than a preoccupation with tidiness. True OCD is a life-limiting condition that affects your everyday life and your ability to get things done.
Around 40% of people with obsessive compulsive disorder don’t respond to conventional treatments, such as psychotherapy and antidepressant medication.
How does TMS work for OCD?
TMS treatment uses a repetitive magnetic pulse to calm the parts of the brain that cause the symptoms and behaviours of OCD.
The full treatment for OCD can need up to 30 sessions, which are split into three courses of ten sessions. These take place over three to six weeks, with some patients having more than one session in a day. Sessions won’t take any longer than 30 minutes each.
Read testimonials from patients who’ve been freed from their OCD compulsions after TMS treatment.
TMS for OCD results
Research has shown that Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) can reduce the symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder.
TMS only treats the brain circuits involved in your condition, rather than flooding the brain with chemicals.
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.
Is TMS Treatment Right For You?
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OCD Treatment Prices
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
We usually recommend an initial course of 10 treatment sessions to make sure TMS works for you.
Additional treatment is booked in courses of 10 sessions.
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 just want to say thank you because rTMS has genuinely saved my life and you’ve given me a chance to have a fulfilling life. I have virtually no compulsions now – I can even eat pizza with my fingers!
The TMS treatment has eliminated almost all of the distressing and unwanted thoughts, and therefore the time spent ruminating and the need to constantly discuss them and worry about them.
I don’t know where to begin to tell you of our thoughts and gratitude to you. Our son is now the son we have had glimpses of throughout his adult life.