Your Story is Personal

Whether you are dealing with depression yourself, or have a friend or family member facing mental challenges, brain maladies affect all of us. It’s not easy. We understand the despair and the struggle, and acknowledge your strength and determination in seeking a solution. We are a group of mental health professionals dedicated to helping people who suffer with depression, anxiety and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).

You are not alone.

Our Story is Personal, too

After losing several friends to suicide, Dr. Manish Sheth’s calling was established. He entered the field of mental health because he wanted to devote his life’s work to helping people in distress. He went on a quest to find answers and provide solutions. He obtained his MD, PhD and DABPN in Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine which provided him the skills and knowledge to begin offering relief to those in need.

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Americans will suffer a major depressive episode in their lifetime.
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suicides occurred in the United States in 2016 alone — more than twice the number of homicides — making it the 10th-leading cause of death in our nation.
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of the antidepressants prescribed will not be effective.
TMS Depression Therapy

Manish Sheth, MD PhD
Medical Director / Psychiatrist

TMS Depression Therapy Solutions

Shashita Inamdar, MD PhD
Medical Director / Psychiatrist

While in School...

Dr. Sheth met his soul mate, Dr. Shashita Inamdar, a fellow doctor with a heart for helping others. She earned the MD, PhD, and DABPN in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Neuropharmacology. Together they started a life dedicated to serving those who were historically misunderstood and often forgotten. They were determined to make a difference in the world of mental health.

Drs. Sheth and Inamdar began their psychiatric practices using traditional methods of listening to patients’ stories and concerns and prescribing the appropriate pharmaceutical and psychotropic drugs. Despite of all their knowledge, training and experience, there were too many patients for whom these methods didn’t work.

Change was needed.

Fortunately in 2008, the FDA approved use of the first TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) device. This changed everything. There was now a proven, non-medication, non-invasive solution that offered patients a real chance at remission along with improved mental acuity and balance.

It’s that Simple. It’s that Powerful.

To understand how TMS works in laymen’s terms consider this: depression is like gridlock on the freeway. Nothing moves and you’re stuck. TMS essentially opens up new lanes so that traffic can move freely. TMS depolarizes neurons in the brain and revs up the production of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin and neuroprenephrine through neural conduction. As a result, you feel better, you sleep better and you are no longer stuck in darkness.

What started with a small psychiatric practice was to become a multi-doctor, multi-state effort to bring TMS to as many as possible.To help turn that vision into reality, the Sheths invited Dr. Rick Christie, a retired OBGYN, to join the practice and expand the Achieve network. Dr. Christie had seen his own family members struggling with depression and was looking for a way to help make quality TMS patient care accessible to as many as possible.

In tandem with their clinical work, you will now find Drs. Sheth and Inamdar speaking at medical conferences and participating in mental health symposiums around the world, as they explore new ways to improve the effectiveness of TMS and extend their knowledge and expertise. In 2017, for example, they were invited to participate in a sabbatical at Harvard University to study alongside other international leaders in TMS and Neuromodulation.

Speaking of Harvard…

For over 80 years, Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study has tracked the physical and emotional health of two distinct groups of people:

  • 456 “poor” people in Boston from 1939 to 2014 (the Grant Study)
  • 268 graduates from Harvard’s classes of 1939–1944 (the Glueck study)

After following these two groups, and now some of their spouses and children, and testing them physically (e.g., blood samples, brain scans, etc.) for several decades, the findings have been compiled and the conclusion is absolutely clear.

“The clearest message that we get from this 80-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period.”

— Robert Waldinger, Psychiatrist and Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development.

It Takes a Village

As if three accomplished physicians with a heart for making a difference isn’t enough, we continuously seek collaborations with other experts in the field. Two examples:

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Dr. Oscar Morales, MD, who leads the TMS department at McLean Hospital, became our Senior Medical Advisor in 2017. Dr. Morales is the founder (2009) and Medical Director of the McLean Hospital TMS Service, the first in the Harvard Medical School and Partners Healthcare system dedicated to psychiatric treatments and investigation. He is responsible for all TMS activities including clinical, training, and current investigation of TMS in treating psychiatric disorders. Dr. Morales is on the faculty of the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program and is involved in the training of Harvard students, residents, fellows, and psychiatrists.
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Dr. Lindsey Oberman, PhD, is one of the top-three people in TMS research worldwide, and serves as our Senior Scientific Advisor. Dr. Oberman comes with an enviably long list of published studies from Cognitive Brain Research, nicotine addiction, Autism Spectrum Disorders to neuroplasticity and the aging brain. Her list of publications is so long that, this just begins to scratch the surface of her years of dedicated research and findings. Dr. Oberman’s academic appointments include: Instructor of Neurology,Harvard University Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, Emmanuel College, among others.

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Good physicians and researchers are on a never-ending journey learning from each other, from their patients and from studying themselves. They learn from failures and successes. One of the things we have learned is to lead a fulfilling life we need to take care of the body and the mind. We know that when patients take care of their mental health, their physical and emotional well-being always improve.

When asked recently why we do what we do, the answer came down to one thing: We care. We have intentionally created a tight group of patient-focused health professionals who care for patients the way our founders do. We do this because it’s the right thing to do and we do this because each success story fills us with a deep-seated sense of happiness and pride that reinforces our passion to continue doing what we do best —

to help people live healthier, happier lives, by stimulating the brain to heal the mind.

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