Research and Resources
TMS is going on Medicare. ABC gives an overview
On the 1st November 2021, TMS will be added to Medicare. The ABC delves into the history, treatment and what funding will offer those suffering from treatment resistant depression.
Professor Loo, pictured demonstrating TMS in 2005 (APP).
All in the Mind
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of depression By Saxby Pridmore
Dr Saxby Pridmore is a psychiatrist who has been at the forefront of the use of TMS as a treatment for depression in Australia since the initial clinical trials during the 1990s. Based in Tasmania, Pridmore promoted the use of TMS whilst working at the Royal Hobart Hospital, overseeing use of the treatment when it was first implemented by the hospital in 1997.
Pridmore authored the below article on TMS for presentation to The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2018. It is one of the most detailed and informative sources on the treatment available.
Dr Saxby Pridmore
Depression- your guide
A guide developed by the Royal Australian and New Zealand Collage of Psychiatry to provide information and advice on depression.