PRLog - March 12, 2013 - GLEN ALLEN, Va. -- Richmond, Virginia - March 12, 2013 - Virginia Interventional Psychiatry began treating patients with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy this month in their Glen Allen Clinic, just North of Innsbrook. TMS Therapy is FDA-approved treatment for depression in patients who have not found relief from antidepressants, are unable to or do not want to take typical antidepressants. VIP is the first outpatient clinic in the Richmond area specializing in only TMS Therapy.
TMS Therapy, a non-invasive, non-sedative form of outpatient depression treatment is quickly gaining popularity among patients prescribed antidepressants, but unable to achieve symptomatic relief. Rather than electroconvulsive therapy, which requires anesthesia and a longer treatment regimen, TMS Therapy has very little side effects; the patient remains awake and cognizant of the entire procedure. Patients are able to come in for the roughly 45-minute treatment session and resume normal activity immediately afterwards.
Virginia Interventional Psychiatry’s psychiatrist, Dr. William Sauvé, said that “Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy provides a new hope in the treatment of depression that creates the potential for remission, not just management. Depression can be a devastating illness, and TMS Therapy represents a real, concrete strategy for sufferers to get well.”
The clinics founders began their work with TMS at an inpatient hospital treating the nation’s veterans suffering with mood disorders and found its efficacy in treating depression promising. In February of this year they opened Virginia Interventional Psychiatry to begin treating Richmond area residents suffering with treatment-resistant depression and those not wishing to take antidepressants.
Virginia Interventional Psychiatry is located at 5231-C Hickory Park Drive in Glen Allen, VA. For more information, please visit www.viptms.com or call 804.464.8471.