Already FDA-approved to treat major depression and migraines, TMS can now be marketed as a treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder Santa Barbara, Calif., September 21, 2018 – Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy is rapidly growing in popularity as a treatment [..]
Santa Barbara, Calif., August 16, 2018 – Dr. Sheldon Jordan, MD, FAAN is widely recognized as a leader in brain imaging using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) targeting techniques to treat Major Depressive Disorder and other neurological and psychological disorders.
On Wednesday, August 8th, Dr. Jordan presented to a group of doctors, nurses, and community members at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital as part of their monthly Psychiatric Grand Rounds, hosted by the Department of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. These presentations are meant to introduce clinicians to recent advances that enhance treatment and provide a forum for discussion of topics that strengthen the relationship of psychiatry and addiction medicine to the broader Santa Barbara community.
A group of about 50 people gathered in Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital’s Burtness Auditorium to learn about TMS and how it can be used to treat depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. TMS therapy, an FDA-cleared, non-invasive treatment, employs MRI-strength magnetic impulses targeted to specific regions of the brain involved in the regulation of mood.
Dr. Jordan touched on the fact that every person’s situation is unique, and that depression often works in combination with a number of other disorders, such as anxiety and rumination.
“Depression isn’t a static problem,” said Dr. Jordan. “It’s something that worsens over the course of a person’s life. All heads are different and they can’t all be treated the same way. One-size-fits-all depression treatment doesn’t work.”
Dr. Jordan has been in private practice in West Hollywood and Santa Monica since 1981, with an emphasis on interventional pain management, neuroimaging, clinical neurophysiology, and sports neurology. He currently oversees the administration of TMS therapy for patients at the TheraMind Center of Santa Monica.
To learn more about TMS therapy and other treatments offered at the TheraMind Center of Santa Barbara, call (805) 845-4455 or visit tmsmind.com/santabarbara-ca.
About the TheraMind Center of Santa Barbara
The TheraMind Center of Santa Barbara is committed to improving the lives of patients by providing physicians with the most advanced therapeutic, non-drug alternatives for treating a broad variety of neurological and behavioral disorders. Our doctors successfully treat patients suffering from treatment-resistant depression (TRD), Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and other mood disorders. The Center also routinely treats patients suffering from a variety of neurological disorders including Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Tinnitus, Stroke-related disorders, Concussion and TBI, and others.
We employ advanced diagnostic technologies such as fMRI and genetic testing to assist our physicians and referring medical professionals in assessing patient needs. Our highly-trained staff members are committed to providing outstanding supporting services to referring medical professionals, their patients and the patients’ family members.