Crouse Health now offers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatment at the Pomeroy Treatment Center at 2775 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse.
TMS is an FDA-approved, non-invasive, outpatient treatment using magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. This is typically used where other treatments for depression, such as anti-depressants, have not been successful or in cases in which patients are unable to tolerate such medications.
In depressed patients, there is a reduction in the electrical activity in certain areas of the brain. TMS uses a series of brief, repetitive and highly focused magnetic pulses to stimulate those dormant synapses in the brain. The magnetic pulses induce an electrical current, stimulating the nerve cells, increasing the brain activity to normal levels.
TMS is available to all patients who meet the diagnostic and other criteria for the treatment.
“Crouse is excited to offer this treatment option to patients, as a long-term solution to depression,” said Monika Taylor, director of Addiction Treatment Services.
Referrals are currently being accepted; call Colleen Clark at 315-470-8374.