What can TMS be used for?
TMS is primarily utilized for the treatment of depression and anxiety.
There is also benefit noted in the following conditions:
✓ Depression and Burnout
✓ Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
✓ Post-natal depression
✓ Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
✓ Substance abuse
✓ Chronic pain
WHAT IS BURNOUT?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) International Classification of Disease 11th Edition defines Burnout as:
It occurs in organizational cultures that demonstrate
Unfair treatment of the employees
Unmanageable work loads for employees
Unclear communication from managers
Lack of manager support
Unreasonable time pressures on employees.
...a syndrome conceptualised as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. It is characterised by three dimensions:
- feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion;
- increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism
related to one's job; and
- reduced professional efficacy.
Why is Burnout important?
Burnout is an escalating problem and is strongly associated with depression, anxiety and significant physical ill health (heart disease and stomach issues). A recent Gallup survey of managers conducted between 2016-2019 (n=24,522) demonstrated that Burnout is a widespread problem. They concluded that:
of employees experience burnout on the job at least sometimes
of employees with burnout are more likely to take a sick day
more likely to visit the emergency room for physical ill-health
of employees experience burnout “very often”or “always”
of employees with burnout are less likely to discuss how to approach
times more likely to be actively seeking a different job