Posted on May 14, 2021 by TMS Clinics Australia

TMS in the news ......

Brain

 

Professor Paul Fitzgerald, Co-founder of TMS Clinics Australia, wrote an article for The Conversation explaining how TMS works.

 

"A line in this week’s federal budget allocating A$288.5 million to repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) therapy might pass most people by.

This is a brain stimulation technique that’s been used to treat conditions such as depression for almost ten years in Australia, but which has not been funded through Medicare and so has had very limited availability.

 

This is a brain stimulation technique that’s been used to treat conditions such as depression for almost ten years in Australia, but which has not been funded through Medicare and so has had very limited availability..."

 

Click here to access the full article.

 

Paul FitzgeraldPaul Fitzgerald is a founder of TMS Clinics Australia which provides rTMS therapy through 21 clinics in three states of Australia. He has recevied grant funding from the NHMRC to support clinical trials into the use of rTMS. He was the author of several applications to the Medicare Services Advisory Committee seeking an item number for rTMS therapy for depression which led to the current approval.