Video: What to Expect with TMS Treatment

Smart TMS Medical Director (Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Leigh A Neal MD FRCPSYCH) explains what to expect with TMS treatment and when patients can expect to see a result. 

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatment is a non-invasive treatment which has been approved by NICE for the treatment of depression.

Dr Leigh Neal explains:

What to expect from TMS Treatment

“For patients come for TMS treatment for depression, they can expect to have treatment lasting between 3 and 6 weeks. Typically a session of treatment will last about 37 minutes and will be done once per day.

“They are able to drive and work after treatment because it doesn’t affect them, doesn’t affect their function. When they get used to treatment they can often read or watch television during the course of the treatment.”

When will patients see the results?

“Patients usually start seeing the results with TMS within 2-3 weeks

“Typically what will happen is there will be a brightening of mood, an increase in positivity, we notice an increase in communication.

“We use various psychometric measures to test whether people are improving in mood.”


Interview with Dr Leigh Neal, Medical Director and Consultant Psychiatrist, Smart TMS, London.

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a technological breakthrough in the treatment of depression without drugs.

As well as depression, which is approved by NICE, there is clinical evidence for a variety of further potential treatment applications including: Cocaine Addiction, Alcohol Dependence, Depersonalisation Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

The treatment is now available for private patients in London at Smart TMS, a specialist provider of the innovative treatment based at The Smart Clinics Brompton Cross (South Kensington).


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