What is rTMS repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation?

Category: Procedures


Generic name: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

See also: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation is known as rTMS and can produce longer lasting changes than non-repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a noninvasive method to excite neurons in the brain.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 2
Mild 6
None 12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with rTMS repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation

Side effect Patients
Headaches 2
Pain 2
Agitation 1
Bipolar manic episodes 1
Jittery feeling 1
Nausea 1

Show all 8 reported side effects


Based on patients currently having rTMS repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation

Dosage Patients
daily 2
60 min monthly 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 20
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 14
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 5
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for rTMS repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation.