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TOPEKA, Kan. (KTMJ) — Breakaway TMS-Psychiatry is a new practice in Topeka providing medication management and deep trans-cranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of major depression and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Dr. David Wichman says TMS is a relatively new treatment in the Midwest. With deep TMS, they place a helmet with electromagnets on the patient’s head that then stimulates left prefrontal cortex of the brain. Dr. Wichman says it’s often been shown to be more effective in treating depression than medications.
Dr. Wichman says they’ve seen excellent response and remission rates following TMS treatment.
“The studies have shown that we can actually get an 80 percent response rate which is about a 50 percent reduction in total symptoms of depression and we actually hit remission about 50 percent of the time, which is way more than what we get with the medications,” Dr. Wichman said.
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