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FAQs

How is MeRT therapy different from rTMS, and can I access either treatment at your clinic?

Standard rTMS (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation) therapy delivers stimulation to one location at a fixed frequency for all patients and does not utilize qEEG (quantitative EEG) and EKG diagnostics.  MeRT (magnetic e-resonance therapy) individualizes the treatment frequency and location of coil placement, based on each patient’s qEEG and EKG.  

What are the side effects of noninvasive brain stimulation therapy?

Generally, the side effects are mild and could include a mild tension headache at the site of stimulation, which can last 1–2 hours and responds well to over-the-counter analgesics.

Other possible side effects are generally temporary and could include hyperactivity, increased agitation, or euphoria.

With brain stimulation, there is also a minimal risk of seizures. Communication with the doctors and clinicians ensures that all side effects and risks are considered and protocols will be adjusted accordingly.

What benefits may result from therapy?

Functional recovery is the primary objective of treatment. Results are individual in nature, depending on the initial presenting symptoms.

Common benefits of functional recovery include:

  • Better sleep

  • Increased sleep duration

  • Reduction of stress symptoms

  • Reduction of pain

  • Increased concentration and focus

  • Improvement in mood

  • Increased attention span

  • Increased sociability

  • Increased motivation

  • Improvement in clarity of thought

  • Decreased cravings (e.g., drugs and alcohol)

  • Increased emotional stability

  • Increased ability to adapt to change

  • Improved self-confidence and self-esteem

PLEASE NOTE: Brain Performance Technologies only treats children who are three years and older.

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