Synapse Association Services

Deep TMS Therapy

Deep TMS therapy is a new treatment that is FDA approved to treat depression. Deep TMS stands for Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.

Deep TMS is a treatment that can be performed in a psychiatrist’s office under his/her supervision, using a medical device called Brainsway deep TMS. Brainsway deep TMS is:

  • Non-invasive meaning that it does not involve surgery.  It does not require any anesthesia or sedation, as the patient remains awake, alert and comfortable during the treatment.
  • Non-systemic, meaning that is it not taken by mouth and does not circulate in the bloodstream throughout the body.

The typical treatment plan for deep TMS consists of an initial mapping session that can last 60 minutes to 90 minutes followed by a series of treatment sessions lasting approximately 20 minutes.

We are now offering the theta burst protocol with Brainsway deep TMS for treatment of Major Depressive Disorder.

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Medication

Similar to many illnesses, mental illness is often treated with the help of medication treatment.  There are several medications available to the treat mental illnesses and the risks and benefits are considered when starting any treatment modality.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is an effective therapy that has been proven to work for many illnesses through multiple studies and is evidence based. It is a time limited therapy that is goal-oriented and collaborative with the patient and therapist setting the agenda and goals together. Each patient will have a customized therapy that is tailored specifically for the unique needs and goals of the patient.

The goal of CBT is to effect change in ways of thinking and behavior that cause difficulties in people’s lives. CBT has been proven to help with many different issues including depression, anxiety, sleeping problems, relational problems, drug and alcohol use disorder, phobias, selective mutism, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD),Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) inattentive type, impulsive/hyperactive type or combined type, and trauma related issues.

Suboxone Induction and Treatment

Suboxone contains contains active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone.  It is a safe FDA approved evidence based treatment that that is used for opiate use disorder (either prescription or illegal).  Suboxone has also been prescribed to help people who want to transition away from opiate use for treatment of chronic pain.  It can be started and managed outpatient and is used to treat adolescents as well as adults.

SPRAVATO® Treatment for Depression

SPRAVATO® (esketamine) is a prescription nasal spray that is FDA approved for treatment of adults with treatment-resistant depression (TRD). It is used in conjunction with an oral antidepressant medication and is typically used for patients who have tried and failed with at least 2 other antidepressant medications. Contact our office for more details.

Patient Testimonial

"I have been diagnosed with MDD (major depressive disorder).  Over the years I have been prescribed many different antidepressants, and other treatments such as TMS (transcranial  stimulation ) and ECT (electro convulsive therapy) - all with a lack of significant results. 

Several months ago, I contacted Dr. Mina Hah about Spravato because apparently I have what is known as 'treatment resistant depression.' She and her staff were very helpful and supportive, and I noticed immediate results.  Where once I went for days not getting out of bed, I now have a fuller life. I play tennis, workout, swim, and I’m in a generally better mood.  Thank you Spravato."

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