Posted June 30, 2015
Mindful Health Solutions Changes Name to Mindful Health Solutions; Plans to Expand Depression Treatment Centers Throughout California and U.S.
Centers are Led by Two of the Nation’s Leading Experts in TMS Therapy, a Drug-Free, Non-Invasive Treatment for Depression
Sacramento, Calif., (June 30, 2015) – Mindful Health Solutions today announced it is changing the name of its Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy centers in Sacramento and El Dorado Hills to Mindful Health Solutions to better represent the company’s focus on TMS therapy. The company, which offers an alternative treatment for people that suffer from depression, plans to expand its network of centers throughout California and the U.S.
Depression is a serious illness that affects approximately 350 million people worldwide, with 16.1 million of those suffering in the U.S. For many, psychotherapy or medication does not work. It’s estimated that approximately 4 million patients do not benefit from taking standard antidepressant medications. The FDA-approved TMS therapy has revolutionized the treatment of depression. Of the patients that have undergone the therapy, 1 in 2 patients improve significantly, and 1 in 3 patients become completely free of depression symptoms.
TMS therapy is a drug-free, non-invasive treatment done in a physician’s office and lasts about 45 minutes. By using a MRI-strength magnetic field to stimulate the front part of the brain, the core symptoms of major depression can be painlessly alleviated with no side effects. TMS therapy is indicated for patients who have not responded to antidepressant medications.
“Unlike medications, which are chemicals that circulate throughout the entire body affecting every organ system and causing side effects as a result, TMS therapy acts very locally and very precisely on a single targeted brain region,” said Dr. Karl Lanocha, director of TMS education at Mindful Health Solutions.
Mindful Health Solutions is led by two of the nation’s leading experts in using TMS therapy as an innovative treatment for depression. Richard Bermudes, M.D. is the president of the Clinical TMS Society and is the first provider of TMS therapy for depression in the Sacramento region. Karl Lanocha, M.D. is a neuropsychiatrist who specializes in treatment resistant depression, with over 25 years of experience in neuromodulation and brain stimulation therapy.
“TMS therapy represents a new frontier in alternative treatments for depression which is why we are redirecting our focus from traditional psychiatric treatments,” said Dr. Richard Bermudes, medical director at Mindful Health Solutions. “It’s exciting to see the positive results of this drug-free, non-invasive treatment for patients who previously had recurring and treatment-resistant depression, many of them for decades.”