Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a mild form of brain stimulation used to treat depression. It can be offered when patients have not responded to antidepressant medication, if they prefer to try an alternative to medication, or if they cannot tolerate antidepressant medications due to side effects.
Black Dog’s Institute’s TMS clinic was among the first in Australia to offer this non-invasive treatment in an outpatient setting, with sessions taking around 20-30 minutes while patients are awake and with minimal side effects.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- Children or young people
- Older persons
- Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people
- LGBTI People
- Lived experience
- People with an increased risk of suicide
- People who have attempted suicide
- People bereaved by suicide
- People experiencing mental illness
- Regional and remote communities
- Farming communities
- Emergency services
- New South Wales