June/July 2017 Newsletter: Featured Article: ACHIEVE TMS CALIFORNIA OFFERING DEEP TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION (DTMS) FOR TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION
Featured Article: ACHIEVE TMS CALIFORNIA OFFERING DEEP TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION (DTMS) FOR TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION
Achieve TMS, the largest U.S. provider of deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) for the treatment of depression, is expanding its presence in the central coast region. Two new office locations are opening in San Luis Obispo County, introducing local residents to the powerful treatment effects of dTMS technology. With major depression afflicting over 16 million Americans each year, dTMS offers new hope to those who are treatment-resistant, having experienced no relief from traditional antidepressant medication therapy.
Deep TMS offers an exciting new alternative treatment for major depressive disorder that is safe, non-invasive, and highly effective. dTMS works by administering magnetic pulses through an H-coil on the scalp that is targeted to the mood center of the brain. The magnetic fields induce electrical currents that stimulate underactive neurons, helping to reset brain chemistry during the course of treatment, resulting in improved sleep, concentration, and overall mood.
In more than 60 clinical studies globally, dTMS has consistently demonstrated statistically significant response and remission rates. The therapy is well tolerated by patients, causing few, if any at all, adverse effects. Treatment sessions are prescribed 5 days per week for 4-6 weeks, with each session lasting 20 minutes. There is no sedation involved, and no down time required.
“With 1 in 6 Americans suffering from depression there is a huge need for treatments that are proven to make a difference in the battle against this debilitating disease.”
Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) has proven to be an effective tool in the battle. Our patients are looking for an effective way to move away from depression into a place where lives are productive, balanced, healthy and well integrated, and TMS is a vital tool in helping people arrive at this place. We are proud to partner with psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists in the greater San Luis Obispo area to expand this treatment option to two new centers in the area.”
The Achieve TMS staff welcomes inquiries about the dTMS treatment and is scheduling appointments at this time. For more information please contact Achieve TMS at (877) 391-7019.
By Manish Sheth, M.D., Ph.D.
Office: 844.467.3867 / Fax: 619.727.4557
501 Washington Street Suite #725
San Diego, California 92103
Upcoming Event: Save the Date
The San Diego Psychological Association’s Fall Conference is scheduled for Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mission Valley. The theme, “Innovations in Trauma Treatment s: What’s Outside the Box” will present cutting edge treatments in the area of trauma. Keynote Speaker, Bonnie Goldstein, Ph.D., Southern California Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute Training Program will bring her expertise in individual and group work with teens and young adults using keen somatic attunement. Constance Dalenberg, Ph.D. founder of the Journal of Traumatology and a respected researcher, expert witness, and therapist will discuss her fascinating clinical research on transference and counter transference crises in therapy with clients who have been traumatized. These two leaders in the field of trauma will be joined by an array of interesting workshop speakers addressing topics from us of virtual reality in military trauma to the impact of trauma on couples to spirituality applied with refugees to a recent therapy research trial at UCSD on complicated grief after violent death. It will be an amazing program!
Welcome Our Newest Providers:
Tracy Chester, LCSW- Inland Empire, North County Inland
Dr. Richard Rappaport, MD- Telemedicine
Cherree Clarizo, PsY – Inland Empire
Elva Hoxie, RN, LMFT- Del Mar
D arena Bailey, Psy- North County Coastal
Darlene Townes, Psy – All San Diego
Sean House, PsY – North County Inland
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Coming Soon: Panelists will be Dr. Richard Rappaport, MD Topic for discussion, date & time TBD and
Achieve TMS- Topic ( flyer attached) date and time TBD
“TEAM HELP” – Supporting combat veterans with post-traumatic stress for Warriors Live On and Wave Academy, Honoring Those Who Gave Their All.
May 28th in Rancho Bernardo, trail run and hike supported the healing of combat Veterans with post-traumatic stress. Proceeds will support two San Diego non profits. Warriors Live On, provides integrative mental health therapy, yoga, acupuncture, and backpacking/outdoor trips. Wave Academy, is a non profit dedicated to healing Veterans through warm water therapy.