How long will the benefits last?


  • Highly effective (based on results of clinical research)
  • Minimal side effects
  • Quick onset of therapeutic effect
  • Painless procedure
  • Non-invasive
  • No anaesthesia required
  • Outpatient therapy
  • rTMS therapy may be applied with or without medication

Acute Therapy

Most patients tend to be aware of the therapeutic benefit in the second week of treatment (after 14-20 sessions).

  • Typically, results become noticeable within two weeks from the beginning of the rTMS treatment.
  • Late-responders may require additional sessions to achieve significant symptom reduction. During and following acute therapy, results will be continuously assessed.


Maintenance Therapy

  • Patients may return for maintenance therapy after approximately 6-12 months. This time frame varies between patients.
  • Maintenance entails half the number of rTMS sessions that were originally completed (typically two weeks of therapy = 10 treatment sessions).
  • We encourage patients to contact their physician immediately should symptoms recur. The rTMSMUHC staff will do its best to promptly accommodate needed appointments.