TMS Health Solutions offers an alternative treatment to people experiencing clinical depression. This type of depression is one that often causes feelings of anxiety and worthlessness, which could affect a person’s desire to live. The traditional treatment for clinical depression is prescription medication. Unfortunately, of the 14 percent of people living in America who will experience an episode of depression, 40 percent of the patients treated for this condition will be treatment resistant. This means the prescription medications will not work to counter the debilitating mental effects of clinical depression.
The treatment provided by TMS Health Solutions could be used in conjunction with prescription medications or as a process all by itself. This form of therapy has been cleared by the FDA as a non-invasive means of eliminating the effects of clinical depression. Known as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, this form of therapy uses a type of magnetic pulse to change the polarity of neurons in the brain. This is accomplished by attaching magnetic strips around the crown of the head. Trained technicians use a device to focus the magnetic energy in areas that can stimulate the nerves and then depolarize them.
As a procedure provided in a clinical environment, patients undergoing TMS therapy do not experience any down time. They are able to go back to resuming their daily living tasks immediately afterward. The process itself could take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to complete. This method was developed by the team at TMS Health Solutions as a way of helping people with clinical depression improve the quality of their lives.
Founded by Dr. Richard Bermudes in 2007 as a way of bringing hope to people experiencing clinical depression, TMS Health Solutions has grown to where it recently opened a new facility in San Francisco, California. The new clinic adds to the existing three other facilities TMS has in Northern California. The new clinic will employ a staff of board-certified clinicians, which will include a board-certified family psychiatric mental health nurse named Sasha Bergeron. Additional medical professionals at the new clinic will include Richard Bowdle, M.D. And Oana Galicki, M.D.