Romeoville, IL, May 19, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Already widely renowned as a highly reputable practice dedicated to helping patients improve their mental health, The Institute for Personal Development (IPD) is now the destination of choice for people seeking a breakthrough alternative treatment for depression, anxiety and other disorders.
Since IPD implemented a TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) device in its Romeoville clinic in January—making it the first and only known provider of TMS therapy in Will, Grundy, DeKalb, Kankakee, Kendall and LaSalle Counties—word has spread fast about the amazing benefits and possibilities this innovative new treatment offers.
TMS is a non-invasive approach that attempts to stimulate the brain with safe, effective magnetic pulses in the prefrontal cortex—one area of the brain implicated with regulating mood. During treatment, the patient sits back comfortably in a chair, and a magnetic coil is gently positioned on one side of the scalp while the head remains stationary. After careful settings and measurements are determined, the device is turned on and magnetic fields pulse into the brain. Cells are gently stimulated by small electrical fields that are generated by the magnetic pulses. It is postulated that areas in the depressed brain which show low activity are then stimulated and areas of overly high activity are calmed down. Thus TMS appears to help restore the brain’s imbalance in activity and functioning treating the depression.
TMS has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treatment of depression after years of clinical research, but many clinicians have also been successful in using TMS to aid patients suffering from other conditions: anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, tinnitus, fibromyalgia, neurologic conditions, and addictions.
Dr. Wuest said good candidates for TMS therapy are carefully screened after an initial consultation. Once informed consent is provided, an eligible patient can begin a course of treatment that can take 25 – 30 sessions, each approximately 40 minutes, spread out over five to six weeks, depending on need.
Dr. Wuest added that TMS is safe, effective and non invasive—not requiring any anesthesia or recuperation period, like other forms of treatment such as electroconvulsive therapy. In addition there are few if any side effects. Some patients can experience minimal side effects during or after a session. These include slight pressure or discomfort at the area of the head being treated or headaches. Some patients also may not respond to treatment, and those with metal implants or certain medical devices in the chest are not eligible candidates. A consultation with a psychiatrist can confirm this.
To learn more about TMS and if it can help you; schedule an appointment today for a free initial TMS consultation at the IPD clinic in Romeoville at 1255 Windham Parkway. IPD’s Romeoville clinic is located just east of Weber Road, convenient to the I-55 interchange and is 12 minutes directly south of Edward Hospital in Naperville. Phone (815) 942-6323.