Revolutionary New Treatment of Depression Now Available in Hewlett Five Towns Ar ea of Long Island New treatment of Depression, an alternative

to anti-depressants and ECT is now a vailable in Hewlett, NY, the Five Towns area of Long Island Nassau County South Shore. It is called TMS, a new, FDA approved method of treating Depression by us ing alternating electromagnetic pulses directed toward the area of the brain imp licated in the mechanism of depression. Hewlett NY - May 01, 2010 -- Dr. Edward Fruitman, Director of South Shore Neurop sychiatric in Hewlett area of Long Island, New York, is now offering novel treat ment of Depression: TMS ( Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) Therapy. Using high ly focused, MRI strength magnetic pulses, TMS activates a region of the left sid e of the brain, Dorsilateral Prefrontal Cortex. TMS is an innovative treatment o f Depression, that succeeds even when anti-depressants fail. TMS is FDA approved, and is found to be safe and effective, even for patients wh o do not respond to anti-depressants. TMS was approved by FDA in October 2008, a nd over 20,000 treatments have been safely performed. TMS is the only biological treatment alternative to anti-depressant medications and ECT. During the first session, patient relaxes in a comfortable chair similar to firs t-class airplae seat, while Dr. Fruitman and trained TMS coordinator , K. C. Lev itan, LMHC, properly locate the stimulus site (Dorsilateral Prefrontal Cortex, a n area implicated in Depression). During the following sessions, the magnet is p laced over the stimulus site and the magnetic pulses are administered at scienti fically-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 week s. One of the major benefits of TMS is that unlike medication, TMS does not circula te 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 electr o 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 fr om treatment and even go back to work or school right after treatment is finishe d. Dr. Fruitman is a Board Certified Psychiatrist. He is nationally recognized as a n expert in the field of psychopharmacology. Dr. Fruitman specializes in the tre atment of Anxiety and Depression. He is the first psychiatrist to use TMS in the Five Town area of Long Island. For more information, please visit Contact : Edward Fruitman South Shore Neuropsychiatric Center 1451 Broadway Hewlett NY 11557 (516)2954867 (516)295-4TMS TMS, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Depression, Long Island TMS, TMS Long Is land, Hewlett, Psychiatry, Depression treatment, Five Towns, Depression treattme nt Long Island

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