Leading UK clinic Smart TMS is set to open branch in Dublin on January 15, offering a course of the treatment from €4,500.
Studies have shown that one in three patients respond successfully to the treatment, giving it the same level of effectiveness as antidepressants. Smart TMS CEO Gerard Barnes said: “Despite the success of TMS treatment, it is still not widely available and many patients do not even know it exists.
A GROUNDBREAKING new treatment for depression will be available in Ireland for the first time from next week.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a clinically-proven treatment that uses magnetic energy to treat mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, OCD, addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder
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Statistics show around one in five Irish people will suffer from depression at some point in their lives.