Community Behavior Health - Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
If you are one of the hundreds of millions of people who suffer from depression, or perhaps you have a loved one battling the mental disorder, you probably already have a good idea of the devastating effect it can have on somebody’s life.
Millions of patients take anti-depressants for treatment, but there are others who are unable to tolerate the medication.
TMS works uses a very directed electromagnetic pulse stimulation to allow a discharge of the chemicals serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. According to Dr. Niru Jani, Chief Administrator at CBH, These chemicals are released naturally in brain. People who suffer from depression lack the chemical passage.
TMS is an outpatient procedure which does not require hospitalization or anesthesia, and entails no memory loss or systemic side effects. Patients spend about 20 minutes a session wearing a cushioned helmet as the procedure is administered. The sessions are completed in three weeks.
Dr. Jani says after each session, patients can return home independently, and follow through their normal daily routine.