ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT FOR DEPRESSION
Trinitas-St. Joseph's Behavioral Health Network offers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to help adult patients with depression who have not benefited from initial antidepressant medication therapies.
Despite being a newer treatment for depression, TMS is a proven option with impressive efficacy rates and research results. "TMS is indicated for the treatment of adults with major depression who have not responded to at least one antidepressant," said Dr. Carlos Rueda, Chairman of Psychiatry for the Trinitas-St. Joseph's Behavioral Health Network. "We are excited to bring this therapy option to the residents of New Jersey, offering new hope for a complex condition."
Trinitas-St. Joseph's is partnering with HPR Treatment Centers (a division of TMS Centers of America) to open two treatment facilities in Essex County by June, 2018, followed by another six sites throughout Northern New Jersey over the next year.
"This partnership allows us to work with two of the leading medical institutions in the state to provide a comprehensive continuum of care to treat those suffering from depression," said Ben Klein, founder and CEO of HPR Treatment Centers. "We have been offering TMS to patients across the country and know first-hand the significant impact the treatment has on patients. We have seen people with depression who have lost hope regain it back when they achieve remission through TMS."
Half of the 15 million Americans with depression cannot tolerate or do not respond to antidepressant medication. The FDA-cleared BrainsWay Deep TMS is a non-invasive treatment that stimulates the brain using magnetic fields at an amplitude similar to what is used for an MRI. The treatment has no systemic side effects and requires no hospitalization or anesthesia. To date, the therapy has been proven effective in over 60 clinical trials world-wide.
"Depression is believed to be caused by electrical dysfunction of one region of the brain, known as the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex," adds Dr. Rueda. "Through a highly focused and targeted magnetic stimulation, we're able to boost the function of the brain in this region, allowing for a remission of the depression." Because TMS is a non-drug, non-invasive treatment, patients are awake during the procedure and can get back to daily activities, including driving, immediately following the session.
"We are excited to work with HPR Treatment Centers to help Trinitas and St. Joseph's deliver optimal mental health solutions to their patients and partner with them in this initiative that will address a growing challenge in treating mental health patients," said Joe Perekupka, vice president at BrainsWay. "We are fortunate to partner with HPR Treatment Centers, as they have demonstrated true leadership in increasing access to Deep TMS for patients across the country. By providing the tools necessary to help these renowned facilities treat patients who are suffering from mental disorders, we are enabling better outcomes for patients."
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About HPR Treatment Centers (TMS Centers of America)
HPR Treatment Centers mission is to deliver much needed Hope, Peace and Recovery to individuals suffering from Major Depressive Disorder and other related modalities. With TMS treatment centers in 10 states nationally, HPR Treatment Centers brings its unique experience and expertise to aid integrated behavioral health networks in delivering Deep TMS treatment options to patients.
About Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC), a major center for comprehensive health services for those who live and work in Central New Jersey, is a Catholic teaching medical center sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in partnership with Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation. With 10 Centers of Excellence across the continuum of care, Trinitas has distinguished itself in cardiology, cancer care, behavioral health, renal care, nursing education, diabetes management, wound healing and sleep medicine.
About St. Joseph's Health
St. Joseph's Health is a world-class hospital and healthcare network supported by leading and renowned physicians, nurses and care teams. The organization operates a full continuum of care, including a regional tertiary care medical center, a state-designated children's hospital, an acute care hospital, rehabilitation and long-term facilities, and comprehensive home care. U.S. News & World Report recognized St. Joseph's as a Best Hospital in the New York Metropolitan Area and among the Top 10 Hospitals in the State of New Jersey for 2017-18. St. Joseph's University Medical Center is a four-time recipient of the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence and was awarded the prestigious 2016 Lantern Award™ by the Emergency Nurses Association, one of only 11 hospitals selected nationwide.
BrainsWay Ltd./ BrainsWay USA (TASE: BRIN), is a leader in noninvasive treatments for brain disorders utilizing Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Deep TMS). Our unique patented technology was developed in collaboration with the National Institute of Health (NIH) and is FDA and CE cleared to treat patients with depression who are not currently responding to medication. The treatment has been enthusiastically supported by many academic communities and is widely covered by most insurance payers.
Posted: April 4, 2018