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The MRI-Guided rTMS Clinic is part of the
Poul Hansen Family Centre for Depression and offers treatment for medically refractory major depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder, using a non-invasive form of brain stimulation known as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, or rTMS.
The technique involves using powerful, focused magnetic field pulses to induce long-lasting increases or decreases in the activity of target brain regions. The magnetic stimulation is delivered under MRI guidance to ensure that the stimulation reaches the intended regions of the brain. Over 20 – 30 sessions of stimulation, rTMS can gradually correct underactivity or overactivity in regions of the brain that are involved in emotion regulation.
The MRI-Guided rTMS Clinic is a clinical research unit. We have an ongoing program of research trials, aimed at improving the effectiveness, cost and range of applications for rTMS. We also conduct basic research into the mechanisms of rTMS, using brain imaging to study how rTMS affects neural activity in psychiatric illness.
Over the last 5 years, rTMS at UHN has expanded to 4 stimulation suites and 18 full-time staff. As of October, 2015, the clinic has received over 1,600 community referrals and delivered over 20,000 sessions of stimulation. The clinic currently sees some 40 to 60 patients a day, making it one of the busiest in North America.
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Please bring the following to your appointment. Not all of these items may be needed for your appointment. Our clinic or your referring doctor will let you know what you must bring.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment.
When you arrive, you will sign in with the receptionist. You will need your health card (OHIP card) to sign-in. If you do not have an OHIP card, please bring another form of government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport.
You may be given a Measuring Health Equity Questionnaire to fill out. This form contains questions about your background. We collect this information to find out who we serve and what unique needs you may have. The form is voluntary and you can choose ‘prefer not to answer’ to any or all questions. However, the information you choose to give us will help us improve the quality of care for you and others.
First appointments take longer than follow-up appointments. Your first appointment can take 2 hours or more. Follow-up appointments usually take 15 to 30 minutes. We do everything we can to stay on time but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may delay your appointment.
At the end of your first appointment, the nurse or doctor will give you a contact list for your health care team. If you don’t get a contact list, feel free to ask for it.
After every appointment, a member of your health care team will tell you about your next visit. Be sure you understand what is going to happen next. For example, know the time and place of your next visit or if someone will call you with this information.
If you are unsure about what your next steps are, don’t be afraid to ask a member of your team. We are here to help you.
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