Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is a non-invasive treatment of depression,
anxiety, OCD and PTSD. It is also actively being researched in other areas such as Alzheimer’s and
acquired brain injury. It consists of applying an electromagnetic pulsing field to a specific area of the
brain, every day, over a few weeks.
rTMS can be given to a suitable patient on an OPD & IPD basis. The patient needs no preparation
prior to undergoing this treatment. The patient will be in a comfortable sitting or leaning back
position in an adjustable chair (similar to a Dental Chair).The electrodes/probe is placed on the head
of the patient and magnetic stimulation is given as per the protocol and the requirements of a
rTMS treatment improves attention, memory, and executive functioning such as decision making
and reasoning. This is Kolkata’s first institutional based Neuro Stimulation Machine which has been
launched by Antara.
ANTARA Psychiatric Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre has included this rTMS procedure as an
additional system of treatment in keeping with the developing science of mental healthcare.
To know more about our rTMS facility,
Call us at- 033-2437-8484/ 0593/0439