Comparative side effects are: Anxiety,Dizziness,Dry mouth,Insomnia/drowsiness,Nausea,Memory loss.
rTMS therapy is an alternative treatment to Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for depression.
About rTMS therapy
During the treatment of depression, rTMS directly stimulates the DLPFC (an area located a few inches above the temple beneath the skull). This area is highly interconnected with limbic structures, which also play an important role in regulating mood.
Key benefits of rTMS therapy
Safe, non-invasive therapy
No systemic side effects
Treated as an outpatient procedure
Designed and built by Magstim, pioneers of rTMS technology with over 25 years experience, and a pedigree in reliability
Proven efficacy without systemic side effects
A multisite, naturalistic, observational study of 307 patients, who had an average failure of 2.5 adequate medication trials, received an average of 28.3 rTMS therapy sessions over an average of 42 days. This study showed that 58% of patients responded positively to rTMS therapy and 37.1% of patients went into remission. 
MDD is one of the modern world’s most common and disabling medical illnesses. The World Health Organisation estimates that depression will be the leading cause of disease burden globally by 2030 (WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION. (2004). The global burden of disease – 2004 update) presenting a huge challenge to clinical practitioners and increasing numbers are turning to rTMS as a fast, effective and painless alternative to therapy, drugs and Electro Cerebral T.
Is rTMS right for me?
rTMS treatment has gained FDA clearance in the USA and has shown efficacy in drug resistant depression patients. We recommend that you should always consult with your doctor, psychiatrist, qualified healthcare professional, or a medical staff member.