Anxiety

Anxiety

Anxiety is a pervasive mental health issue in Australia, impacting the lives of approximately 2 million individuals each year. While it’s normal to experience occasional stress, prolonged anxiety, also known as Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), should not be overlooked as it can have significant social and physical health consequences.

Anxiety can interfere with your ability to concentrate, sleep, and carry out daily activities. According to research, up to 1 in 4 Australians experience anxiety disorder at some point in their life, with each type of anxiety disorder having specific symptoms. If your anxiety is affecting your ability to function, it’s crucial to seek professional help and diagnosis.

At Human Health Clinics, we have over two decades of experience treating depression, anxiety, and related mental health conditions, making us a leader in the effective treatment of these conditions. As a doctor, psychiatrist and patient-led mental healthcare provider, we focus on providing early access to innovative next-step services for individuals dealing with these mental health issues, putting us at the forefront of mental health treatment in Australia.

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Anxiety is a common mental health condition that affects many people in Australia. It is normal to feel stressed from time to time, but prolonged anxiety, also known as Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), can have a significant impact on daily life. Approximately 2 million Australians are affected by anxiety each year, making it the most common mental health condition in the country.

Psychological symptoms of anxiety include restlessness, worrying, irritability, and difficulty concentrating. Physical symptoms can also manifest, such as headaches, dizziness, tiredness, insomnia, palpitations, shortness of breath, trembling or shaking, excessive sweating, nausea, and stomachache. Anxiety can affect a person’s ability to concentrate, sleep, and carry out daily activities, ultimately impacting their quality of life.

The causes of anxiety are not entirely known, but several factors are thought to contribute to anxiety-related disorders. Genetics, gender, and environmental factors such as ongoing stressful situations, physical health issues, and substance use are all known risk factors. It is important to note that anxiety can be experienced in different ways, and each person’s experience is unique.

Fortunately, effective treatment options are available for anxiety. These options can include lifestyle measures, psychological therapy, medication, and innovative next-step treatments such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). Implementing lifestyle changes, such as regular physical activity, mindfulness, social support, education, and journaling, can benefit people with anxiety.

Psychological therapy can be an effective treatment for anxiety, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure therapy. Medication can also be used to help alleviate symptoms, such as antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications. In some cases, next-step treatments such as TMS, which uses magnetic pulses to target specific areas of the brain, may be recommended for individuals who do not respond to other forms of treatment.

It is essential to seek help if you are experiencing any symptoms or signs of anxiety. Managing anxiety will vary from person to person, and it is essential to find the best strategies that work for you. A good support network can make the process easier, so reaching out to a trusted friend, family member, or healthcare professional for support and guidance can be beneficial. With the right help and treatment, individuals can manage their anxiety and improve their overall quality of life.

Types of Anxiety and how neuronavigational TMS will help?

There are several types of anxiety disorders, each with their specific symptoms. Some of the most common types of anxiety disorders include:

  1. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): characterized by chronic and excessive worrying about everyday life events and activities.
  2. Panic Disorder: marked by sudden and intense periods of fear or anxiety that can last from a few minutes to an hour. Panic attacks can be accompanied by physical symptoms, such as heart palpitations, sweating, and shortness of breath.
  3. Social Anxiety Disorder: a persistent fear of being judged, evaluated, or rejected in social situations, leading to avoidance of social situations.
  4. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): involves persistent and recurring thoughts, images, or impulses (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsions).
  5. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): develops after exposure to a traumatic event and is characterized by symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, and avoidance behaviors.

Neuronavigated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive and innovative treatment option for anxiety that involves the use of magnetic pulses to target specific areas of the brain. Neuronavigated TMS uses a navigational system to locate the precise areas of the brain that are responsible for anxiety symptoms, and the magnetic pulses stimulate those areas to reduce anxiety symptoms.

During the treatment, a coil is placed over the patient’s head, which delivers magnetic pulses to the targeted area of the brain. The magnetic pulses stimulate nerve cells, which can help to alleviate anxiety symptoms. Neuronavigated TMS is a safe and effective treatment for anxiety that does not require surgery or medication.

The treatment is typically administered over a course of several sessions, with each session lasting for around 30 minutes. Neuronavigated TMS has been found to be effective in reducing anxiety symptoms in people with anxiety disorders who have not responded to other treatment options, such as medication or psychological therapy.

In summary, there are several types of anxiety disorders, and each has its specific symptoms. Neuronavigated TMS is an innovative and non-invasive treatment option that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate specific areas of the brain, leading to a reduction in anxiety symptoms. This treatment option can be especially beneficial for those who have not responded to other forms of treatment.

Do I need to stop my depression medication to have TMS?

No.

 Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and neuronavigated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) are two different types of treatments for anxiety and depression. They work through different mechanisms, and they can be used together to enhance their effectiveness in treating anxiety and depression.

SSRIs are a type of antidepressant medication that work by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is involved in regulating mood, appetite, and sleep. By increasing serotonin levels, SSRIs can help to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Neuronavigated TMS, on the other hand, is a non-invasive treatment that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate specific areas of the brain. This treatment has been found to be effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression in people who have not responded to other forms of treatment.

When used together, SSRIs and Neuronavigated TMS can enhance their effectiveness in treating anxiety and depression. A recent study has found that combining neuronavigated TMS with an SSRI medication can lead to a significant improvement in symptoms of anxiety and depression compared to using either treatment alone. This approach is known as “augmentation,” and it is often used when a single treatment is not effective in reducing symptoms.

It is important to discuss with a healthcare provider to determine the best treatment plan for an individual’s specific needs.

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Associated conditions / Investigational

What are other Mental health conditions that occur commonly with Depression?

  • Depression is a common disorder that can affect 1 in 7 Australians in their lifetime.
  • Whilst there is a spectrum of severity, it can be a very serious illness that can affect a person’s self esteem, relationships, work performance, physical health and participation in society.
  • Common symptoms include low mood and energy, sadness, lack of motivation, lack of interest/enjoyment in life, difficulties with sleep, appetite and concentration and when severe, suicidal ideation.
  • However, whilst it can be easy to check your symptoms against a checklist (eg online), when considering treatment, it is important to see your healthcare provider for a thorough review and discussion of your symptoms and any other issues. This is because depression often occurs comorbidly with other mental illnesses such as:
    • Chronic pain
    • OCD
    • PTSD
    • Anxiety
    • Drug and Alcohol addiction
  • Symptoms of depression may also overlap with those from the above listed disorders.
  • It’s important to clarify diagnosis so that any treatment can be targeted to the correct symptoms and disorder. This is why we recommend you see your healthcare provider for a discussion, and request a referral to a psychiatrist/HHC to see if rTMS can help you.
  • We are pleased that the Australian government has recognised the importance of treating depression, and has included rTMS on the PBS list of treatments for depression.

Chronic Pain

What is chronic pain and how can neuronavigated TMS help?

Chronic pain is defined as pain that persists beyond the expected healing time, typically lasting for at least three months. It can be caused by a wide range of factors, including injury, nerve damage, inflammation, and medical conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia. Chronic pain can be debilitating and negatively impact an individual’s quality of life, including their ability to work, sleep, and engage in everyday activities.

Neuronavigated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an emerging treatment option for chronic pain. It is a non-invasive therapy that uses magnetic fields to stimulate specific areas of the brain to relieve pain. During the treatment, a magnetic coil is placed over the scalp, which generates a magnetic field that stimulates the nerve cells in the brain.

Neuronavigated TMS targets the pain processing centers in the brain, including the prefrontal cortex, which is involved in pain perception and emotion. By stimulating these areas, TMS can increase the release of neurotransmitters, such as endorphins, that help to reduce pain perception and improve mood.

Studies have shown that neuronavigated TMS can provide significant pain relief for individuals with chronic pain, including those with neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia. It is a safe and well-tolerated treatment option that does not require surgery or medication, and has minimal side effects.

However, it is important to note that neuronavigated TMS is still an emerging therapy, and more research is needed to determine its effectiveness and appropriate use in the treatment of chronic pain. It is typically reserved for individuals who have not responded to traditional treatments, such as medication or physical therapy. As with any medical treatment, it is important to discuss the potential benefits and risks of TMS with a healthcare professional to determine if it is an appropriate next-step treatment option.

How many cases of chronic pain are there in Australia and when show you consider neuronavigational TMS?

Chronic pain is a significant health issue in Australia, affecting an estimated 20% of the population. It can have a significant impact on an individual’s quality of life, leading to disability, decreased productivity, and increased healthcare costs.

Neuronavigated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) may be considered as a treatment option for individuals with chronic pain who have not responded to other traditional treatments, such as medication or physical therapy. It is typically reserved for individuals with neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, and other chronic pain conditions that have not responded to conventional therapies.

TMS is a non-invasive therapy that has shown promise in providing significant pain relief for individuals with chronic pain. It is well-tolerated and has minimal side effects, making it a potentially viable option for those who have exhausted other treatment options.

However, it is important to note that TMS is still an emerging therapy, and more research is needed to determine its effectiveness and appropriate use in the treatment of chronic pain. As with any medical treatment, it is important to discuss the potential benefits and risks of TMS with a healthcare professional to determine if it is an appropriate next-step treatment option for an individual’s specific condition and medical history.

What causes chronic pain?

Chronic pain can arise from various sources, including nerve pain, bone, muscle or joint conditions, and diseases such as cancer. It can also be caused by illnesses like migraines, osteoporosis, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal conditions, or as a result of an injury or surgery. In some cases, the cause of chronic pain may not be apparent.

Typically, when you have an injury, the nerves transmit signals from the affected area to the brain, indicating that there is a problem, and the brain interprets these signals as pain. However, in individuals with chronic pain, the nerves that carry pain signals or the brain itself may not function as expected. The nerves may be more sensitive than usual, or the brain may misinterpret other signals as pain.

Chronic pain can develop from acute pain if left untreated or inadequately treated. The longer pain remains untreated, the greater the likelihood that it will become chronic.

Neuronavigated TMS is one of the emerging treatment options for chronic pain that can help reduce pain perception and improve quality of life. While it is not a cure, it can be used in combination with other therapies to provide a comprehensive pain management plan. If you are experiencing chronic pain, it is important to work with your healthcare provider to identify the underlying cause of your pain and develop an appropriate treatment plan to manage your symptoms.

Will my chronic pain ever go away?And why neruonavigated TMS is used to maintain chronic pain?

The prognosis for chronic pain can vary widely, and it is difficult to predict if it will ever go away completely. Some people may experience complete relief from their pain, while others may have ongoing symptoms that require long-term management.

Neuronavigated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is one of the emerging treatment options that can help individuals manage chronic pain. TMS is a non-invasive therapy that uses magnetic fields to stimulate specific areas of the brain to reduce pain perception. It can help reduce pain severity and improve an individual’s overall quality of life.

TMS can be particularly useful for maintaining chronic pain, as it has a low risk of adverse side effects and can be used as a long-term treatment option. Unlike traditional pain medications, TMS does not carry the risk of addiction, dependence, or other harmful side effects associated with long-term use.

It is important to note that TMS is not a cure for chronic pain, but rather a way to manage symptoms and improve quality of life. It is often used in conjunction with other therapies, such as physical therapy and medication, to provide a comprehensive treatment plan for chronic pain management.

If you are experiencing chronic pain, it is important to work with your healthcare provider to develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and concerns. They can help you determine if neuronavigated TMS is an appropriate next-step treatment option for your chronic pain.

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OCD

What is OCD and how many people in Australia does it affect?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition characterized by recurring, unwanted, and intrusive thoughts or obsessions that trigger repetitive and ritualistic behaviors or compulsions. These obsessions and compulsions can become so severe that they interfere with daily life and can cause significant distress.

OCD can affect people of any age, gender, or background. It is estimated that around 2% of the Australian population, or approximately 500,000 people, experience OCD in their lifetime. OCD typically develops in adolescence or early adulthood and affects men and women equally.

OCD can take many forms, and the obsessions and compulsions can vary greatly from person to person. Common obsessions include contamination fears, fear of causing harm to oneself or others, and the need for symmetry or exactness. Compulsions can include behaviors such as repeated hand washing, checking locks, counting, or hoarding.

OCD is a treatable condition, and several evidence-based treatments are available, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), medications, or a combination of both. It is essential to seek professional help if OCD symptoms are interfering with daily life or causing significant distress.

Signs of OCD

The signs of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can vary from person to person, and they can be classified into two main categories: obsessions and compulsions. Here are some common signs of OCD:

Obsessions:

  • Persistent and intrusive thoughts, images, or impulses that are unwanted
  • Fear of contamination, germs, or diseases
  • Preoccupation with symmetry, exactness, or orderliness
  • Fear of harming oneself or others
  • Fear of losing control
  • Intrusive sexual or aggressive thoughts

Compulsions:

  • Repetitive behaviors or mental acts performed in response to obsessions
  • Excessive hand washing, cleaning, or grooming
  • Counting, repeating words or phrases, or praying repeatedly
  • Checking behaviors such as repeatedly checking locks, appliances, or switches
  • Hoarding or collecting unnecessary items
  • Arranging or ordering things in a particular way

It is important to note that not all individuals with OCD experience both obsessions and compulsions, and some may only have one or the other. Additionally, some people with OCD may experience other symptoms, such as anxiety or depression. If you or someone you know is experiencing signs of OCD, seeking professional help from a mental health provider is recommended.

Why neuronavigated TMS is proven to work for OCD?

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is a non-invasive, emerging therapy that uses magnetic fields to stimulate specific regions of the brain to treat mental health disorders such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Neuronavigated TMS is a type of rTMS that uses a computer-guided approach to target specific areas of the brain with greater precision. It has been shown to be an effective treatment option for individuals with treatment-resistant OCD.

Research suggests that OCD is associated with hyperactivity in the cortical-striatal-thalamic-cortical (CSTC) circuits of the brain, which are responsible for regulating thoughts and behavior. Neuronavigated TMS targets the circuits associated with OCD, particularly the medial prefrontal cortex and the striatum, to disrupt the abnormal activity and restore normal functioning.

Studies have shown that neuronavigated TMS can reduce OCD symptoms, including intrusive thoughts, compulsive behaviors, and anxiety. It is a well-tolerated treatment option that does not require anesthesia or surgery and has minimal side effects.

While neuronavigated TMS is a promising treatment option for OCD, it is typically reserved for individuals who have not responded to traditional treatments, such as medication or psychotherapy. As with any medical treatment, it is important to discuss the potential benefits and risks of TMS with a mental health professional to determine if it is an appropriate next-step treatment option.

 (click here to download our referral form to discuss with your gp, psychiatrist or other health care professional)

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PTSD

Post traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental health condition that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. It can be caused by a wide range of events, such as physical or sexual assault, natural disasters, accidents, combat, or terrorism. The symptoms of PTSD include intrusive thoughts about the traumatic event, reoccurring distress and anxiety, flashbacks, and avoidance of similar situations. These symptoms can often lead to depression and other related mental health disorders. In Australia, approximately 3 million people will experience PTSD at some time in their lives.

The good news is that PTSD is a treatable disorder. Many effective treatment pathways have been developed to help people with PTSD manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. At Human Health clinics, we offer a range of accessible treatment options that have been proven effective in treating PTSD. Our approach is patient-led, and we focus on providing early access to innovative next-step services for people experiencing mental health conditions, including PTSD.

Our experienced team of GPs, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals work together to provide comprehensive, evidence-based treatments for PTSD. We understand that each person’s experience with PTSD is unique, so we offer a range of treatment options tailored to individual needs. Some of the treatment options we offer include cognitive-behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, medication, and innovative next-step treatments such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of talk therapy that helps individuals with PTSD to identify and change negative thought patterns that contribute to their symptoms. Exposure therapy involves gradually exposing the individual to the traumatic event or situation in a safe and controlled environment to help them overcome their fear and anxiety.

Medications such as antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications can also be helpful in reducing symptoms of PTSD. Innovative next-step treatments such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) have also been found to be effective in reducing symptoms of PTSD. TMS uses magnetic pulses to stimulate specific areas of the brain, leading to a reduction in PTSD symptoms.

At Human Health clinics, we are committed to providing accessible, patient-led, evidence-based treatment options for people with PTSD. Our goal is to help people manage their symptoms and improve their overall quality of life. If you or someone you know is struggling with PTSD, we encourage you to reach out to us to discuss the best treatment options for your needs.

WHAT CAUSES PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop following a traumatic event. Trauma can take many forms, such as physical or sexual assault, natural disasters, accidents, combat, or terrorism. PTSD is caused by the experience or witnessing of a traumatic event that is perceived as life-threatening or overwhelming. The severity of the event and an individual’s perception of the event can contribute to the development of PTSD.

When someone experiences a traumatic event, their body and mind go into “fight or flight” mode to protect them. The stress response can cause changes in the brain and body that can lead to symptoms of PTSD. In some cases, the symptoms may not appear immediately after the event, but may develop later.

In Australia, PTSD affects approximately 1 million people at some stage in their life. While anyone can develop PTSD after a traumatic event, some people may be more at risk, such as those who have experienced childhood trauma, have a history of mental health disorders, or lack social support.

The symptoms of PTSD can be debilitating and may interfere with daily life. Some common symptoms include intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, avoidance of situations that are reminiscent of the traumatic event, and feelings of anxiety or depression.

Fortunately, there are several effective treatments available for PTSD, and seeking help is an important step towards recovery. Treatment options may include talk therapy, medication, and innovative next-step treatments such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).

If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of PTSD, it is important to seek help from a mental health professional. Early diagnosis and treatment can make a significant difference in the management of PTSD and improving overall quality of life.

IN SHORT

  • PTSD is a condition that can affect anyone, particularly those who have been exposed to traumatic events such as military combat, accidents, abuse or assault, and natural disasters.
  • The impact of PTSD can be immediate or can develop over time, leading to disruptions in one’s wellbeing and social interactions.
  • The symptoms of PTSD can be complex and may include restlessness, a constant sense of being on edge, difficulty sleeping, flashbacks, irritability and/or anger, depression, anxiety, and/or stress.
  • Other symptoms of PTSD may include headaches, stomachaches, chest pain, emotional numbing, and abuse of alcohol and/or drugs.
  • If left untreated, PTSD can have a significant impact on an individual’s daily life and mental health.
  • Seeking professional help can be an important step towards managing and overcoming the symptoms of PTSD.

PTSD AND NEURONAVIGATED TMS?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) has been shown to be a promising next-step treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) when other treatments, such as medication and talk therapy, have not been effective. TMS is a non-invasive, painless procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain.

Neuronavigated TMS is a more precise and individualized form of TMS that uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to create a 3D model of a patient’s brain, allowing for targeted stimulation of specific areas. Neuronavigated TMS has been shown to be an effective treatment for PTSD, with studies demonstrating a significant reduction in symptoms.

Research suggests that neuronavigated TMS may help regulate brain regions involved in the stress response, leading to a decrease in PTSD symptoms. BY stimulating specific regions of the brain, neuronavigated TMS can help reset the neural pathways that have been altered by trauma.

It is important to note that TMS is not a standalone treatment for PTSD and is typically used as a next-step treatment when other treatments have not been effective. It is also important to consult with a mental health professional to determine if TMS is an appropriate treatment option. A thorough evaluation and individualized treatment plan can be created to ensure that the best course of action is taken to manage and alleviate PTSD symptoms.

NEXT STEPS PTSD

Individuals respond differently to PTSD treatment based on their unique experiences of trauma. If standard treatments for PTSD do not work, there are emerging next-step therapies available to consider. One of these is neurostimulation, particularly Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), which has shown benefits in treating PTSD’s comorbidities such as depression. The procedure involves placing a coil on the patient’s head to generate a magnetic field that stimulates specific areas of the brain. To learn more about these emerging treatments, speak to a healthcare provider and inquire about a referral to Human Health Clinics.

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Tinnitus

Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the absence of an external sound source. It is often described as a ringing, buzzing, hissing, or whistling sound in the ear, and it can be intermittent or constant, and vary in intensity.

Tinnitus is a relatively common condition, with approximately 18% of Australians experiencing tinnitus at some point in their lives. It is more prevalent in individuals over the age of 50 and is more commonly reported in men than in women.

Tinnitus can be caused by a variety of factors, including exposure to loud noise, ear infections, hearing loss, head or neck injuries, certain medications, and underlying health conditions such as high blood pressure, thyroid problems, and cardiovascular disease.

Although tinnitus is not a life-threatening condition, it can be disruptive and affect a person’s quality of life, leading to difficulties with concentration, communication, and sleep. While there is no known cure for tinnitus, there are various treatment options available, including sound therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and medications. Neuronavigated TMS is another emerging treatment option for tinnitus that has shown promise in reducing tinnitus symptoms. It is important to seek medical advice from a healthcare provider if you are experiencing tinnitus symptoms.

Treatment for Tinnitus with Human Health Clinics

In a 2015 study conducted by Folmer and colleagues, the use of TMS in treating Tinnitus was examined. The treatment involved administering a single pulse of TMS to the participant’s auditory cortex in order to inhibit overexcited neurons that cause phantom ringing sounds. Over the course of ten consecutive days, participants were treated with a dosage of 1Hz at 2000 pulses per day.

The results of the study were remarkable, with more than half of the participants experiencing complete remission of symptoms lasting up to 6 months. Folmer noted that some participants reported a relief of symptoms for the first time in years. Further research is necessary to conduct a larger clinical trial and refine protocols for the clinical use of TMS in treating Tinnitus.

Why neuronavigated TMS will help tinnitus?

Neuronavigated TMS is believed to be helpful for tinnitus because it can target the specific area of the brain responsible for the phantom sounds. In individuals with tinnitus, certain brain regions, such as the auditory cortex, may be overactive or otherwise malfunctioning, leading to the perception of sounds that are not actually present. Neuronavigated TMS uses advanced imaging techniques to precisely target the affected brain regions, delivering electromagnetic pulses that can help regulate neural activity and potentially reduce or eliminate the symptoms of tinnitus. Research suggests that TMS can help normalize the neural activity in the auditory cortex, leading to a reduction in tinnitus symptoms. However, more research is needed to fully understand the effects of TMS on tinnitus and to develop effective treatment protocols.

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Treatment Services

nTMS: Next step in treatment for Depression?

First- or second-line treatments for depression, anxiety, and related mental health conditions, such as talk therapy and medications, can be successful for many patients, but not for everyone. Remission of all symptoms is the goal of treatment, but up to 30% of patients may be treatment-resistant, according to the Royal Australasian College of Psychiatrists.

For individuals with conditions like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, treatment options can be limited. However, with the emergence of neurostimulation and novel drug treatments specifically for treatment-resistant depression, there is a major shift in mental health treatment underway.

This includes an increase in funding for research into new mental health treatments, providing patients with access to highly effective therapies for their next step towards recovery. Human Health clinics offer assessment services and personalized treatments to address the individual needs of patients who have not found relief from their symptoms with first- or second-line treatments.

How we can help?

At Human Health Clinics, we offer patients:

  • Patient support and education for the management and/or proactive remediation of their brain-related disease
  • Management and optimisation of TMS services

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We also provide healthcare practitioners with:

  • Quality TMS-trained practitioners, such as nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists
  • TMS-distribution partnerships for competitive pricing
  • Career transition for physicians who are interested in having a career in TMS

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