Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS or rTMS)
Treatments Tailored to You
Our therapists include a team of highly trained psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, and social workers who are all up-to-date on the newest treatment methods. Some of our specialties include the treatment of stress, depression, personality and anxiety disorders.
Our therapists address your concerns and needs by taking into account the biological and environmental factors that can contribute to or aggravate your condition. Our therapists develop a treatment plan that encompasses each of your needs by looking at your physical health, family and work environment, personal goals, spirituality, and any other issues that are important to you.
TMS therapy is a painless, non-invasive, FDA approved treatment for depression that has been clinically proven to help depression treatment resistant patients. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is free of serious side-effects unlike electro-convulsive therapy (ECT).
The whole procedure only takes about 40 minutes, requires no anesthesia or sedation of any kind and is conducted on a outpatient basis right in a TMS specialists office. The length of treatment usually takes between 4 to 6 weeks with the patient receiving a once a day application of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is able to influence many brain functions, including movement, visual perception, memory, reaction time, speech and mood.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS or rTMS) is based on the theory that many mental illnesses have been demonstrated to stem from the abnormal behavior of a particular region of the brain. TMS specifically works by sending magnetic pulses to the frontal left side of the brain which creates weak electrical currents in the left side of the brain similar to getting a magnetic resonance image (MRI) of the brain. The left side of the brain is the targeted area for TMS treatment because clinical studies of patients diagnosed with major depression have shown that the left side of the brain area is often the least active resulting in low levels of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine.
Conversely if the patient is anxious or manic, the rights side of their brain is overactive resulting in excessive levels of norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine. For these patients, sending a magnetic pulse (approximately one second long) to the right side of the brain will result in a reduction of the overactive neurotransmitters. Levels decrease to the normal ranger and calm the patients.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS or rTMS) is one of the many cutting edge state-of-the-art 21st Century Psychiatry services that are offered at Alpha Behavioral Care in Summit, NJ.
Please take the first and most important step in your treatment and recovery by calling us right now at (908) 273-0800 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org