Although the field of Psychiatry has evolved tremendously over the years, the prime focus has always been the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. Medication management continues to be the most common approach to treating chemical imbalances in the brain that lead to an array of mental illnesses. With that said, medication can also have side effects that some patients cannot tolerate for one reason or another.
Since 2008, a growing number of Psychiatrists have been utilizing a cutting-edge treatment called, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), as a non-pharmaceutical alternative for patients who cannot tolerate medication or in cases where medication has proven unsuccessful. TMS is a non-systemic and non-invasive outpatient treatment cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients with treatment resistant Depression. For more information on TMS, click here.