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Mental Health 2018: A Look Back
As 2018 is coming to a close, it’s been an important year for mental health awareness and treatment. Today we’re looking back at the top mental health headlines that Greenbrook TMS has brought you in 2018.
Greenbrook TMS Now Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
As a leading provider of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy in the United States for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Greenbrook will begin to offer treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
National Book Lovers Day
Whether reading a memoir of someone’s struggle with depression and their journey to wellness, or engaged in a workbook that teaches coping strategies, books can help in our own road to wellness. For National Book Lovers Day, we’d like to suggest a few good reads ...
Greenbrook TMS Therapy Patient Featured in Frederick News-Post
Greenbrook TMS NeuroHealth Centers was recently featured in an article from the Frederick News-Post out of Frederick, Maryland. The article profiles one of our patients, Liz Buckman. Liz, originally an Arlington resident, had been suffering from depression and anxiety for much of her life. Like many of our patients, she had tried different medications and other forms of therapy.
Greenbrook Featured on WSLS 10 News
Greenbrook’s Medical Director of our Roanoke Center, Dr. Joseph Iskandar, was recently featured on WSLS 10 News for a segment on how Greenbrook TMS Therapy is bringing depression relief to Roanoke and the surrounding areas.
TMS Tuesdays
Greenbrook’s Medical Director of Greater Baltimore Dr. Hanita Chhabra, will be on Navy Radio every Tuesday at 2pm through June 12th.
Continuing our Mission to Overcome Depression
Since opening in 2011, Greenbrook has provided over 125,000 treatments to more than 3,500 patients in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Delaware. We've helped patients like Marti:
What Does TMS Therapy Feel Like?
We often get asked questions regarding what TMS Therapy feels like. Most patients have a comfortable experience throughout their TMS Therapy sessions. Sometimes a light tapping sensation to the scalp can be felt that eventually dissipates as the patient acclimates to treatment. For the few who experience discomfort, it often has to do with an individual’s anatomy and not their innate pain threshold. Discomfort can arise from inadvertent stimulation of a scalp or facial nerve.
Will TMS Therapy allow me to stop taking the medication used to treat my condition(s)?
The decision to incorporate medications in a patient’s treatment plan is very individualized and usually requires coordination between the TMS physician and your prescribing behavioral health provider. Most patients receiving TMS take psychiatric medications before and after their treatment. There is indirect evidence that medications can increase the likelihood of responding to TMS and help sustain the benefits of TMS after treatment is complete, though more research is needed to confirm and clarify this idea.
I’m Undergoing TMS & Haven’t Found Relief Yet. What Should I Do?
If you are treating with TMS Therapy and it has not brought you relief, we understand your concern. Response times are quite variable and while 3 weeks is an average time to begin to see a response, there are some patients that respond sooner while often many respond later. We have even treated patients that show response at the very end of treatment or after treatment has concluded. The older the patient, the longer it may take to see a response, but regardless of age, about 15% of patients make a subset of late responders and can require TMS Therapy beyond 6 weeks.
Q&A From Our Facebook Live Event on TMS Therapy & Depression
In a Facebook Live event today, Dr. William Sauvé, Medical Director with Greenbrook, along with Jennifer Marshall of This Is My Brave, Inc. discussed all aspects of TMS Therapy as a treatment for depression. For those of you who tuned in to our live event, there were a few questions from our viewers that we didn’t have time to answer. We have provided the answers here.