About Us

Who We Are

Therapeutic Brain Stimulation-Melbourne ( TBS Melbourne) is a clinical and educational group. It provides clinic based outpatient Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation ( TMS) treatment services. It  provides training and education in TMS and ECT  and second opinion services focussed on clinical application of these therapeutic options.

Brain Stimulation Therapies are an important component of the evidence-based treatment modalities for various mental disorders. ECT and TMS treatments need specialised knowledge and skills. There have been advancements in the delivery of these treatments, Further specialised knowledge and skills are needed to integrate specific brain stimulation therapies including TMS and ECT  in the treatment journey of a patient to individualise treatment.

The Therapeutic Brain Stimulation group has been conceptualised by a group of Psychiatrists to fill the gap in this space of delivering easily accessible outpatient Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation ( TMS)  treatment. This group focuses on providing Medicare funded, Work Cover funded and Private Outpatient Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation ( TMS) treatments.

They also provide training and skill-building towards safe and appropriate use of Brain Stimulation Therapies- ECT and TMS.  This group  provides basic as well as advanced/refresher training for various Brain Stimulation therapies including TMS and ECT for psychiatrists and nurses. The panel of experts also provides second opinion to patients and/or Psychiatrists, focussed on suitability of brain stimulation therapy options, the kind of options that would be most suitable, as well as when to best use them in the course of the illness.

A/Prof Ashu Gandhi is the Director of The Therapeutic Brain Stimulation group. He is  actively involved in providing  TMS treatment to persons with Treatment Resistant Depression, and other clinical conditions based on current evidence base.

He has also been running accredited training for ECT and TMS for over last few  years in Melbourne. He has developed training modules which are lucid, relevant and practical and bring together the core of theoretical and practical knowledge and skills, such that an early career Psychiatrist can hit the ground running.