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What Is rTMS Therapy and How Is It Used to Treat Depression? – Lifehacker Australia

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) therapy, will soon be on the Medicare Benefits Schedule for people with depression.

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A line in this weeks Federal Budget allocating $288.5 million to repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) therapy might pass most people by.
This is a brain stimulation technique thats been used to treat conditions such as depression for almost 10 years in Australia, but which has not been funded through Medicare and so has had very limited availability.
Soon, it will be available on the Medicare Benefits Schedule for people with depression that hasnt responded to other treatments, funding…

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