Psychiatrist Dr. Fruitman treat depression with TMS Therapy in NYC and Long Island
Depression is a scary and dark condition, and yet it’s more common than we ever realize. These days anti-depressant medications are handed out freely, but unfortunately it’s not always the best road to go down for everyone, and for some this type of treatment doesn’t work either at all, or to a desired degree.
Life doesn’t have to be so dark, and thankfully there are alternatives out there, such as relatively new treatment called TMS, or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. There are an increasing number of centers in New York offering this therapy, including here at Trifecta Health Medical Center in downtown Manhattan and Hewlett Long Island, giving patients another option and a brighter future on the horizon.
So, How TMS helps depression?
- Is similar to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Uses precisely targeted magnetic pulses
- Stimulates key areas of the brain that are underactive in patients with depression
It might sound scary, but thankfully it isn’t. The patient simply sits in a chair, similar to that at the Dentist, and a magnetic coil is placed on the head. From the outside, this is all you will know. However, on the inside, magnetic waves are being passed through to the brain, helping to rectify problems. The procedure involves no anesthetic and studies show that 30% of patients displayed a big improvement after 6 weeks, with most patients showing some degree of improvement.
Not at all scary.
On average, patients will require 6 weeks of treatment, involving 5 sessions a week. Of course, everyone varies.
Hope is out there for those suffering from this debilitating condition, and life doesn’t have to be a daily struggle if medications aren’t helping. Speak out, get help today.
Give Trifecta Health a call at (212) 233-2830 to receive TMS consultation with Top New York Psychiatrist Dr. Fruitman.