Topographical wave map of a normal brain.
New Hope for Individuals Suffering from Depression
We function as a repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (r TMS) treatment center for depression, providing a unique form of
repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (r TMS) treatment for depression. Coupled with our use of referenced and regular electroencephalograms (rEEGs and EEGs, respectively),
in addition to therapy and medication, we treat the entire condition.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive method of exciting neurons in the brain using a controlled,
weak electrical current created by rapidly changing magnetic fields. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (r TMS),
focusing the magnetic fields in a specific area repeated over a period of time and/or during multiple sessions, has shown
promise in several clinical studies for the treatment of mental health disorders such as depression(1) and schizophrenia(2).
In one study, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (r TMS) reduced cravings for cocaine(3). Scientists have been studying
brainwaves and analyzing the links between
psychological disorders and abnormal brainwave patterns for decades. Clinicians and physicians are excited about the therapeutic
applications of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (r TMS) because it is non-invasive, unlike other implanted devices such as the
Vagnus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) System, and does not have the pain and potentially devastating side effects of Electroconvulsive
Therapy (ECT or "shock therapy").
We utilize a complete approach when treating depression
Depression is an emotional disorder caused by both internal and external factors, and at Brookside Institute's TMS depression treatment center, we
treat not only with counseling and medication, but by changing the brain's baseline brain wave, as well. This approach allows us to address underlying
neurophysiological issues that may lead to depression, utilizing a form of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (r TMS) developed by
our resident electophysiologist and psychiatrist; Magno-EEG Resonance Therapy (MERT).
Other treatment centers may offer repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (r TMS) treatment for depression; we are the only treatment center that considers the effects that the treatment has on your brain waves.
As repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (r TMS) is becoming more popular for treatment of depression, we fear that misuse of the technology
is becoming more popular as well. Using the Brookside Protocol ©
carefully monitor the progress of our patients usting EEGs to customize for every patient our use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (r TMS) treatment in the form of MERT.
This way we can monitor treatment and make adjustments when necessary.
We believe that knowing how your brain interacts with medication makes prescribing medication more accurate, and less painful for you.
Medication comes with side effects: some worse than others. Often times one medication might not work and a doctor will prescribe something new until
a medication or combination of medications is found to work for the patient. Our doctors utilize rEEGs
to help as a tool for prescribing medications. A rEEG takes only an hour, but once analyzed it provides our doctors with insight to classes of medications
that a patient may be sensitive to, and classes of medications that a patient is non-responsive to. The utilization of this tool in conjunction with
the rest of our protocol makes Brookside Institute's depression treatment center unique.
Brookside Institute's NeuroScience Center
There is no single known cause for depression; research has shown most depression is the result of a
variety of genetic, biochemical, environmental and psychological factors. This makes depression one of
the hardest illnesses to diagnose and treat.
If you are suffering from severe depression and have had little success with medication and/or
psychotherapy, Brookside Institute can help.
If you arenít sure if you are suffering from depression, talk to your physician about your symptoms.
Our treatment program is designed for people who have been diagnosed with a depressive illness and have
not found relief through medication and/or psychotherapy. At the NeuroScience center we utilize not only
neurofeedback, but also Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a treatment new to the field of depression.
If you are looking for a comprehensive treatment for depression, not just the latest drug, let us tell
you about Brookside Institute.
We want to help. Let us tell you more about Brookside Institute's NeuroScience Center.
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