December 19, 2023
Nevada Mental Health is proud to share the insights from our Medical Director and Psychiatrist, Dr. Sid Khurana, who recently appeared on CW Las Vegas News. His discussion focused on a unique approach to mental health treatment: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). For individuals who are battling depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), or trying to overcome habits like smoking, achieving even the simplest goals can become a daunting challenge. Dr. Khurana, an expert in the field, provided invaluable insights into how TMS can offer a beacon of hope.
Understanding TMS: A Revolutionary Treatment
Dr. Khurana explained that TMS is an FDA-approved treatment, particularly beneficial for those with depression resistant to conventional therapies. The process involves placing a magnetic coil on the head, which alters brain neuron activity. This stimulation targets specific brain regions responsible for depression, thereby alleviating the condition.
Demystifying TMS: Safety and Effectiveness
One significant aspect of Dr. Khurana's discussion was demystifying the safety of TMS. He reassured viewers that the human brain, being an electrochemical organ, naturally operates on electrical impulses. TMS uses this inherent 'language' of the brain to facilitate healing. It's a safe, non-invasive treatment that can lead to significant improvements in depression symptoms.
Broadening Horizons: Who Can Benefit?
TMS isn't just for those with depression. It's also effective for individuals with OCD, and it can aid people struggling with substance use disorders, like smoking. This broad applicability makes TMS a versatile tool in mental health treatment.