Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an exciting new frontier in behavioral therapy, and thanks to a new partnership with NeuroMed TMS Centers, JourneyPure is making the therapy available at select locations.
TMS is a method of stimulating small regions of the brain via a magnetic field generator, or coil, placed near the head of the patient. This coil is connected to a pulse generator or stimulator, which delivers low-dose magnetic pulses to targeted areas of the brain. These pulses stimulate neurons at the surface of the brain that in turn open the pathways that lead to the brain feeling happier.
While TMS can be used clinically to measure brain activity, it has also shown to be beneficial in relieving symptoms of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), chronic pain, and autism.
More recently, research suggests that TMS can effectively counteract issues related to substance abuse. And it remains the only FDA-approved depression treatment that does not require surgery or medication, making it the ideal treatment for people who may have struggled with medication side effects in the past.
TMS contains few if any of the adverse effects of more traditional behavioral disorder medications or procedures, though in some cases it can induce pain or discomfort. The most common side effect of TMS is a mild headache during the first couple of treatments.
NeuroMed TMS Centers has been at the forefront of this groundbreaking treatment, with multiple treatment centers throughout the Southeast. The company was founded by Dr. Daniel Barton, a board-certified psychiatrist in child and adult psychiatry and an early adopter of TMS technology, and Dr. Charles Ihrig, a psychologist with an extensive background in mental health business development. JourneyPure is proud to partner with NeuroMed TMS Centers to offer TMS treatment to select JourneyPure clients on an outpatient basis.