Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in NYC at Trifecta Health
For a long time now, the first line of treatment for depression has always been medication. That’s all very well and good if medication work for you, but what if you’re one of the 4 million US citizens who don’t benefit from standard medications? If you fall into that group, what do you do?
You don’t have to struggle, and luckily, help is at hand, in the form of TMS therapy, or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, to give it its longer and more scientific sounding name.
What is TMS?
Basically, working with magnets has been proven to give huge benefit to many who suffer from the effects of depression. Now, it’s worth bearing in mind that this doesn’t help anyone with severe depression symptoms, such as suicidal ideation, but it has been proven to be effective for many when medications have failed to work.
Basically, a magnetic current is passed into the part of the brain which has been linked with depression, mainly the frontal lobe. This magnetic current helps to stimulate the part of the brain that causes these symptoms and helps regulate and bring harmony. Repeated treatments help bring stability and long-lasting reduction in symptoms.
How many treatments are needed?
This of course is totally dependent on the person involved, but a six weeks’ course is recommended. Here at Trifecta Health Medical Center, Dr. Edward Fruitman, M.D. tailor TMS treatment plans to the individual, so an initial consultation is needed, in order to establish the best treatment target for you. On average, a six week’s course of treatment, lasting for five days per week, is the ideal.
About Dr. Edward Fruitman, M.D.
Edward Fruitman, MD is the Medical Director and founder of Trifecta Health Medical Center located in Downtown Manhattan and Hewlett Long Island. Dr. Edward Fruitman graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine.
Dr. Fruitman artfully integrates his skills as a psychopharmacologist and psychotherapist, with innovative technology of TMS.
How long does the treatment take?
Around 45 minutes, and no, you won’t feel a thing. Treatments are quick and painless, and can easily be fit into a lunch hour without causing too much upheaval for the person involved.
Does TMS work?
Obviously this depends on the individual involved, but there have been very encouraging results yielded so far, and this has been shown to be most effective in those who, as we mentioned before, haven’t responded to medication to date.
Don’t struggle with the sometimes debilitating effects of depression, not when there are fantastic treatments out there, which could certainly help beat depression back down into the box it belongs in, and even eradicate it altogether.