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Natural Awakenings Lehigh Valley

Open House offers Depression Solution

Mar 01, 2018 05:06PM

Blue Mountain Psychiatry will hold a Calming Your Mind with Deep TMS Open House from 6 to 7 p.m., March 15, in Palmerton, with Muhamad Aly Rifai M.D. There will be free hors d’oeuvres and beverages, literature, demonstrations on how to decrease depression and increase positive thoughts to enjoy life more.

Clinical depression is widespread, and usually treated with talk therapy and/or medication; however, a key clinical study shows that more than 40 percent of these patients might not respond to medication as they suffer from a condition called treatment-resistant depression (TRD). These patients need to seek an alternative treatment for their symptoms.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an alternative treatment that has been shown to be safe and effective for those with TRD. Brainsway’s Deep TMS has been proven to be safe and generally well tolerated. The most common side effect is temporary, mild pain or discomfort in the area of the treatment site, which typically occurs only during the first week of TMS treatment.

Location: Blue Mountain Psychiatry, 217 Franklin Ave, Suite 106, Palmerton. Please register at 610-826-2320.

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