Hewlett, NY, April 18, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Depression is a common illness. One in six adults will suffer from depression in their life time. Unfortunately, not all sufferers of Depression are able to benefit from anti-depressant medications. Some patients do not believe in taking medications, some patients can not tolerate anti-depressants, yet others do not find them effective. Frequently, the treatment of Depression is split: a patient either receives traditional Anti-Depressants from allopathic Psychiatrists or Naturopathic remedies from Naturopathic practitioners. Now, there is a way to combine both approaches into one successful treatment.
Now, there is a new treatment for Depression, that is free of Psychotropic medications, FDA-approved, safe and effective. Dr Fruitman, Board Certified Psychiatrist, is offering TMS treatment for Depression in Hewlett, NY at South Shore Neuropsychiatric Center. South Shore Neuropsychiatric Center is the first to offer TMS (Trarnscranial Magnetic Stimulation) Depression is a common illness. One of the major benefits of TMS is that unlike medication, TMS does not circulate through the body, therefore there are no adverse side effects such as weight gain, dry mouth, upset stomach, or sexual dysfunction typically associated with traditional anti depressant regimens. And unlike other treatment, such as electro convulsive therapy (ECT), TMS does not cause cognitive side effects or memory problems. No anesthesia or sedation is used, so you can drive yourself to and from treatment and even go back to work or school right after treatment is finished.
A course of TMS is expected to help patient achieve remission of Depression, while continuing to be under the care of naturopathic practitioner. Once TMS treatment is finished, patient’s mental and physical health is maintained by Naturopathic physician.
During treatment, the patient relaxes in a chair, similar to that used at a dentist’s office. During the first session, patient relaxes in a comfortable chair similar to first-class airplane seat, while Dr. Fruitman and trained TMS coordinator, K. C. Levitan, LMHC, properly locate the stimulus site (Dorsilateral Prefrontal Cortex, an area implicated in Depression). During the following sessions, the magnet is placed over the stimulus site and the magnetic pulses are administered at scientifically-determined frequency and strength. Over a period of about 40 minutes. TMS is typically administered five times a week over the course of four to six weeks.
Dr. Fruitman is a Board Certified Psychiatrist. He is nationally recognized as an expert in the field of psychopharmacology. Dr. Fruitman specializes in the treatment of Anxiety and Depression. He is the first psychiatrist to use TMS in the Five Town area of Long Island.