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Procedure rTMS treatment

 

Within three steps we explain the rTMS program that TMS Center Europe offers. If you have questions regarding the rTMS program or the rTMS treatment please contact us. We are happy to answer all your questions.

 

Step 1: Intake

Quick-scan

When you contact TMS Center Europe we will invite you for a quick-scan intake (20 minutes) by telephone, Skype or mail. During the quick-scan our therapists will have to fully understand your complaints and mental condition. The therapist can give you a good estimate of the success rate of the treatment, based on the quick-scan. Not every form of depression or OCD is treated with the same success rate. For example bipolar depression shows less promising results. Read more about the treatment conditions here.

Questionnaire and contract

When you wish to start with the rTMS program you will first receive an email with the intake questionnaire and the treatment contract wherein you can read the terms and conditions. The quick-scan and email are free of costs and without obligation towards TMS Center Europe. When we received the signed treatment contract we will start planning step 2.   

 

Step 2: the EEG (Scan of the brain)

Safety check

RTMS treatment is completely safe after we have ruled out abnormalities in brain activity. In some cases the brain shows some epileptiform activity, which is a contra-indication for rTMS treatment. The EEG assessment can be performed at TMS Center Europe.

It is also possible to obtain an EEG from a professional in your own country. If you have EEG data that is not older than 5 years, it can be send to us by email in order to analyse it by our professionals. The EEG report needs to be completed with your personal data (date of birth, name, address, etc.) and signed by the expert that has conducted the EEG.