Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation service

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation service


What is Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation?

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a non-invasive technique that stimulates brain tissue to treat a number of conditions, including depression.

Studies have shown that rTMS can be effective in treating a person’s symptoms of depression when other treatments, such as medication, have not worked for them.

rTMS is different from electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), formerly known as electroshock therapy. rTMs is considered less invasive than ECT and has fewer side effects. 

rTMS is safe, can reduce symptoms of depression and is less invasive than ECT.


TMS has really helped me, and I would recommend others try it if they haven't responded to other forms of treatment. It's a non-invasive treatment that I am so glad I had the opportunity to receive.

Amelia, TMS recipient


RTMS at Orygen

Orygen offers rTMS treatment through our outpatient clinic. Treatment is available to young people aged 18–25-years-old with depression that is resistant to medication.

If you are interested in having rTMS treatment at Orygen or would like more information, contact one of our rTMS clinicians at or on (03) 9966 9100.

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Information for young people

Information for clinicians


Referrals for rTMS treatment at Orygen can be made by completing the form below and returning it to For assistance, please call (03) 9966 9100 or email

Referral form