|Spark TMS Hosts Demonstration of Innovative Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Treatment in Philadelphia During OCD Awareness Week|
|By GLOBE NEWSWIRE|
|Thursday, 10 October 2019 04:00|
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spark TMS, a leading mental health service provider in Philadelphia, will host their first-ever live demonstration of BrainsWay’s Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Deep TMS) helmet for the public. Deep TMS is a medication-free, noninvasive treatment used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The “End OCD Now” demo event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., which coincides with OCD Awareness Week (Oct. 13 - 19).
“This technology is life-changing for patients with OCD,” said Andrew Peshek, M.D. at Spark TMS. “Spark TMS has been treating depression with BrainsWay’s Deep TMS helmet for many years, and we’ve seen excellent results. The addition of the BrainsWay technology for patients with OCD allows these patients to also have hope for a symptom-free life.”
Prior to Deep TMS receiving approval for the treatment of OCD by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in August 2018, the only available treatments for OCD were selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), antidepressants, anxiolytic drugs and various forms of cognitive-behavioral therapies, which are not always effective for all patients.
The “End OCD Now” demo event will offer information on Deep TMS treatment and will allow for general discussions around mental health, such as developing healing mechanisms in coping with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and OCD. People with these mental illnesses will have a chance to hear directly from those who have utilized techniques and state-of-the-art treatments like Deep TMS to see if BrainsWay’s helmet is right for them. Leading mental health professionals and thought leaders will also be available for discussions and demonstrations with attendees.
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