BOSTON, Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Commonwealth Psychology Associates® (CPA) has expanded its Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy for depression service to meet growing demand. CPA now has two full-time, board-certified, TMS trained psychiatrists who are offering TMS services in Boston.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy is an FDA-approved, breakthrough non-medication, non-invasive treatment for depression. For many people, symptoms of depression persist despite months or years of psychotherapy and multiple trials of anti-depressant medications. For others, anti-depressant medications are not an option due to side effects. Fortunately, there is now an alternative depression treatment that does not rely on medication. TMS Therapy for depression uses a magnetic pulse similar to that of an MRI and works by stimulating areas of the brain that are underactive in patients with depression. TMS Therapy sessions last about 25 minutes and typically are conducted daily for 4-6 weeks. Most health insurance plans cover TMS Therapy. Individuals considering TMS Therapy should be evaluated by a trained TMS psychiatrist to determine whether it is an appropriate treatment.
CPA Chief of Psychiatry, Dr. Sanja Petrovic is a strong advocate for TMS Therapy. "I believe that every clinician empathizes with clients who continue to suffer from severe clinical depression. Physicians continue to see clients who are unable achieve remission despite different medication trials and psychotherapy. TMS Therapy is an important, safe alternative that may profoundly improve the quality of life for many of these clients."
CPA founder & CEO, Dr. Andrea Piatt says an important part of offering TMS Therapy is educating medical providers and clients about the availability of such an effective, non-medication treatment for chronic depression. "Although TMS Therapy is rapidly growing in popularity, too many clients are missing out on this treatment option simply because they are unaware of it. We are working to raise awareness and to bring this service to the large number of people who continue to suffer from depression despite trying every other available treatment." She added that CPA plans to continue expanding this service to other locations to meet the growing demand for this important treatment option.
More information about TMS Therapy at Commonwealth Psychology Associates® is available at CommPsych.com or by calling (617) 259-1895.
About Commonwealth Psychology Associates®
The standard in behavioral health, CPA is a multi-disciplinary psychological counseling & behavioral health center dedicated to providing collaborative, state of the art assessment and treatment. CPA has four locations in Boston and Newton, MA, where over 40 full-time doctoral-level psychologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists and psychopharmacologists offer specialty services including: health psychology, stress management training, biofeedback, neuropsychological evaluation, ADHD diagnosis and treatment, medication consultation, child & adolescent services, and much more. Since opening in 2004, CPA has helped over 20,000 clients lead happier, healthier lives and has been honored as a "Top 100 Woman Led Business" and a three-time recipient of the Boston Globe's "Top Places to Work" award.
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