The London Psychiatry Centre has a significantly high success rate with rTMS treatments. To date, we have treated the depression of 125 treatment resistant patients who have been unable to achieve satisfactory results with antidepressant medication. Our results show that 78 of these patients, (62%), achieved remission (full recovery) within six weeks. The majority of these patients have been well for between 1-12 months with maintenance rTMS treatment. Forty-one patients, (33%), did not respond to treatment, four (3%) experienced a 50% improvement in symptoms and two (2%) experienced a 75% improvement. There have been no side effects noted.
In comparison, a study based on findings in a US academic medical centre published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry1, shows the effectiveness of rTMS in 100 individual cases with a remission rate (full recovery) at six weeks of 24.7%. Depression and Anxiety, The Official Journal of ADAA2, published that 42 separate clinical rTMS practice centres, including some Ivy League centres, were assessed with remission results ranging from 26.5-28.7%. In addition, a recent review of a TMS Centre in Australia3 showed a remission rate of 28%.
Some UK centres use different types of magnetic coil in their treatments, such as H coil in deep TMS (dTMS), for example. H coil based dTMS was not reviewed by NICE and H coil remission rates published in two studies were only 32.6%4 and 29%5. In comparison rTMS treatment at The London Psychiatry Centre provides and publishes dramatically better outcomes.
rTMS treatment at The London Psychiatry Centre is supported by a very large body of research and is recommended by NICE in its guidelines. As all of these results show, the effectiveness of rTMS can be dependent on the clinic you choose. Due to our results, equipment, and level of expertise, choosing The London Psychiatry Centre for rTMS offers a much stronger likelihood of full remission from depression.
If you would like to know more about rTMS treatment, please call us on 020 7580 4224.