• Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

    Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

    Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses a targeted pulsed magnetic field, similar to what is used in an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine to treat depression non invasively by treating areas of the brain known to affect mood.

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  • PATIENT HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE

    PATIENT HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE

    Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?

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  • Treatment For Depression

    Treatment For Depression

    Major depression is a serious medical illness that affects approximately 14 million Americans.1 Depression can cause ongoing sadness that changes how a person thinks, feels, and acts every day.

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  • TMS Patient Experiences

    TMS Patient Experiences

    My experience with TMS at Progressive Physicians Associates was very positive. The staff were quite friendly and knowledgeable, and the treatment was effective. Having struggled with depression for many years and after countless medications, the results of this procedure exceeded my expectations.

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Dr. Kathleen Racich

Dr. Racich has been treating psychiatric patients for over 17 years using a holistic approach. As a native to the state of Ohio, she completed her undergraduate studies at John Carroll University and then continued on to receive her medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Racich completed her residency in psychiatry at Ohio State University before she and her family moved to Florida in 1997 where she has been in private practice focusing on total patient care. Her areas of treatment emphasis include depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. Dr. Racich has also served as an Medical Director for partial hospitalizations in Florida as well as for the Phoenix House in Ocala

TMS Therapy

The Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses a targeted pulsed magnetic field, similar to what is used in an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine. While the patient is awake and alert, TMS Therapy stimulates areas of the brain that are underactive in depression..

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  • TMS Process
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) involves the use of a very short pulsed magnetic field to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. TMS Therapy is performed in a psychiatrist's office or clinical treatment lab under their supervision while the patient remains awake and alert. Read More
During TMS Therapy, the treating clinician positions the treatment coil over the left prefrontal cortex,an area of the brain known to affect mood. Through the treatment coil, the system generates a highly focused, pulsed magnetic field, similar in type and strength to those produced by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine, to stimulate cortical neurons.

ABOUT DEPRESSION

Major depression is a serious medical illness that affects approximately 14 million Americans. Depression can cause ongoing sadness that changes how a person thinks, feels, and acts every day. While medication can help manage symptoms for many people, it is estimated that approximately 4 million patients do not benefit from taking standard antidepressant medication.

Treating Depression

What treatments are available for depression? Both non-drug and drug therapies are available to treat depression. Depression is often treated first with psychotherapy (talk therapy) and antidepressant medication administered together. Although antidepressants can be effective for some patients, they do not work for everyone. Also, there can often be unwanted side effects from antidepressant drugs

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