TUCSON, Ariz. (March 14, 2016) – Sierra Tucson, a pioneer in innovative treatment and integrative therapies, is the first residential treatment provider to offer NeuroStar TMS Therapy® (transcranial magnetic stimulation) for the treatment of depression.
TMS Therapy is a clinically proven alternative for adults who have not benefited from standard treatments, including antidepressant medication. In clinical studies, one out of two patients reported a significant improvement in symptoms, and one in three patients were completely symptom-free. Patients also experienced long-lasting symptom relief over a 12-month period.
Since Sierra Tucson’s medical professionals conduct TMS Therapy on site, patients receive the benefit of close monitoring and staff support. The 40-minute treatment session is administered while the individual is awake and alert, and he or she can generally resume normal activities immediately following treatment. Since TMS Therapy is a non-invasive technique that targets brain regions, patients do not experience the negative side effects often associated with antidepressant medications.
“This program is a significant benefit to our residents, serves as a meaningful differentiator in terms of the treatment programs we offer, and keeps Sierra Tucson on the cutting edge of medical science,” said Michael Genovese, MD, JD, chief medical officer at Sierra Tucson.
About Sierra Tucson:
For more than 32 years, Sierra Tucson has held a longstanding legacy of clinical excellence and compassionate care. A team of professionals utilizes the Sierra Tucson Model®, a holistic approach for individualized treatment. Sierra Tucson combines integrative and experiential therapies with evidence-based practices to provide a full range of treatment methods. Residents receive the resources, support, and tools necessary for long-term change, including one full year of continuing care and a lifetime of alumni services. Call 800-842-4487 or visit SierraTucson.com.