Treatment for depression using rTMS is short but intense. You will have five sessions each week. The average treatment length is four to six weeks. Some patients have reported benefits from the first week.
The cost of the initial assessment with the psychiatrist is £500 and rTMS is £2,000 per week. You will also require a review appointment with the rTMS consultant each week to re-prescribe your treatment and review your progress, which costs £270. Indeed, because of the cost of this state of the art equipment and the level of expertise involved, rTMS cannot be a ‘cheap’ treatment. But, when we consider the benefits, the cost pales in comparison.
rTMS treatment for depression, anxiety, pain management of fibromyalgia, and tinnitus is available on a private basis at The London Psychiatry Centre without the need for referral or long waiting lists.