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Wellness and Recovery Center Provides Options for Treatment- Resistant Depression

New Vitae Wellness and Recovery is providing readers the opportunity to learn more about their array of holistic behavioral health services, including deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS) to treat symptoms of depression, by offering monthly information sessions at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. Sessions are held at the Recovery Center at 16 South Main Street, in Quakertown.

Used with or without antidepressant medications, dTMS is an evidence-based, FDA-approved service that uses pulses to stimulate parts of the brain associated with the experience of depression. Shown to be safe and well-tolerated, this service permits users to experience relief from long-term symptoms with fewer side effects. dTMS is provided five days a week over four to six weeks in 20-minute sessions, and individuals are awake and alert during their appointments. Users are able to continue their daily routines while participating in services.

Most insurances, including Medicare, cover all or part of the costs associated with dTMS treatment. In order to begin services, users should have a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder and a recommendation from their physician. The Recovery Center can assist with initiating services and working with insurance providers.

Information session attendees will hear more about the treatment and other holistic offerings, see the device and speak to staff and service users. Readers missing the November 1 session are encouraged to contact New Vitae and pre-register (requested) for the December 6 session.

Cost: Free. For more information or to preregister, contact Tracy at 215-538-3403, ext. 314, or visit NewVitaeWellness.com. See ad page 18.

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