Magvita rTMS Therapy Approved by NICE for Depression Treatment
rTMS Depression Treatment NICE Approved
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK has now approved rTMS (Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) as an effective and safe method of treating depression for patients in the UK. Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is a treatment which uses pulsing magnetic fields to activate brain centers associated with mood. The treatment has a number of advantages over traditional medication as it is non-invasive. It does not involve surgery, anesthesia or sedation and it does not have the side effects associated with antidepressants. rTMS has also been shown effective in treating migraine, post-natal depression and pain.
The guidelines issued by NICE have not specified or restricted the type of rTMS treatment, which means that practitioners can offer treatment using conventional rTMS – which takes around 40 minutes per session – and/or theta burst,
which takes around 5 minutes.
Ectron are the UK exclusive distributors of Magventure's rTMS system known as Magvita. This is the only system that has been awarded a CE mark for clinical use.
NICE (The UK National Institute of Health and Care Excellence) has – as of December 2015 – issued full guidance to the NHS on rTMS as a treatment for depression: “The evidence on repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression shows no major safety
concerns [...] repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression may be used with normal arrangements for clinical governance and audit.”
Over the next few days the team from Ectron will be in Graz celebrating 10 years of Tyromotion with the Tyromotion team and their international partners. During the event Ectron will learn about the latest advances in Tyromotion technology.
Guest Speakers In addition to Kathryn Farris, Tyromotion are introducing two more guest speakers.
Dr. Andrea Turolla, PT PhD IRCCS San Camillo Hospital Foundation – Venice/Italy Topic:
New approaches for closed-loop control of devices, in rehabilitation: principles and evidence.
Michael Laborn, OT Ergotherapie Laborn – Ergoldsbach/Bavaria/Germany Topic:
Computer aided intensive therapy of the hand- and arm-function. A promising approach.
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Maastricht University Two Day Clinical TMS Certification Course. Kings Fund, London.
European Clinical TMS Certification Course, 23rd-24th March 2017.
The popular TMS Course held at Maastricht University is for the first time offered in London this year. Researchers, clinicians and academics from Maastricht University are running the two-day clinical TMS certification course with a focus on the clinical applications of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). The course covers the basic physical and physiological principles of transcranial magnetic stimulation presenting state of the art insights and explanations of the latest scientific literature.
The course is now fully booked. For more information about TMS please email email@example.com or call 0117 941 3979