Although the city was founded in 1869, land was first discovered at this site by New-Spanish explorers in 1774. The first time the city of Riverside was mentioned in modern history, it was dubbed the “Valley of Paradise.” Here, fragrant and luscious herbs like rosemary grew wild across the landscape, dotting a picturesque and breath-taking piece of nature’s finest.
Located in the heart of Riverside County is the city of Riverside which is roughly 56 miles from Los Angeles. The city itself is home to well over 300,000 people, making it one of the larger cities in the state by population. Being so close to the Los Angeles film and television industry, Riverside is known for its filming locations such as the iconic Mission Inn.
Although the city is home to over half a dozen museums and cultural centers, shopping and recreational centers, it is not exempt from the environmental consequences of being a large city in one of the biggest states in the country. Droughts and economic hardship have led the city’s citrus industry to the brink of devastation. In short, both the city and its inhabitants have faced their fair share of challenges. Here at Achieve TMS, we are devoted to helping people overcome depression and lead happier lives. Our new location aims to provide TMS therapy in Riverside and the remission of depressive symptoms to those who need it.
Depression affects a sizable 16.1 million Americans. While the condition is marked by sadness and sorrow, the prognosis can be hopeful – depression treatment has improved markedly over the past two decades, and modern medication and therapy can help to reduce many of the symptoms commonly associated with major depressive disorder.
There are cases, however, where these common treatment methods alone are not effective. Thankfully, highly effective alternatives treatments such as TMS exist and are covered by most major insurance carriers. TMS is a noninvasive, FDA approved and harmless treatment that produces positive results for most people. It involves short twenty minute sessions, five times a week, for roughly 4-6 weeks. Once the treatment program ends, most patients report improvements in their condition, and over a third of patients achieve total remission of depressive symptoms.
TMS therapy in Riverside takes roughly 20 minutes per session. First, the patient sits still in a comfortable chair while the correct area for treatment of the brain is mapped for targeting. Then, magnetic fields are pulsed into that location of the patient’s brain, roughly an inch into the head. Some patients describe a tapping sensation, but the treatment is painless. The use of magnetic waves stimulates blood flow to the part of the brain responsible for regulating moods. Regular sessions are shown to cause a regression in depressive symptoms, helping patients return to a clear and normal state of thinking.
Major depressive disorder involves an abnormality in brain function that changes the way the brain perceives and processes certain chemicals. These chemicals, also known as neurotransmitters, help tell us when to feel happy, or angry, or relaxed. Our emotional state and capacity to think and feel depends on a healthy brain. Sometimes, environmental factors like trauma or genetic factors can disrupt the brain’s normal processes, and lead to excessively long periods of sadness occurring without a specific trigger.
Antidepressants such as MAOIs, SSRIs, and SNRIs attempt to rectify these problems in the brain, by adjusting the way the brain handles the reuptake of neurotransmitters. Therapy can help patients to better manage thoughts. Thoughts have power, and certain forms of psychotherapy have proven to help patients with depression manage their symptoms and think their way into a happier place.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation uses magnetic pulses to impact neural activity in the part of the brain affecting mood and may be used with antidepressants and/or therapy to maximize impact. There are no lasting side-effects associated with proper use of magnetic stimulation, and TMS has proven to be highly effective in cases where other forms of treatment do not work as intended.
Achieve TMS is the most trusted provider of deep TMS therapy in Riverside and the rest of America for the treatment for depression. Stop the despair. Take the next step. Regain joy.
Give us a call or text at 555-555-5555 for a free consultation or email us at [email protected] to learn more.
So far, within California, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation has been approved for use with treatment resistant depression by several insurance providers. Insurances that we’re in network with include Cigna, Anthem Blue Cross, Magellan, Tricare, Blue Shield of CA, Blue Shield Federal Employee, Optum, Aetna, MHN, Healthnet, Beacon, Prime Health Services, Provider Select, and Medicare. We are also in network with First Health National Network, specific to Claremont and San Diego. Please call us for a full list of providers. We would be happy to help check with your insurance regarding pre-approval.
*Unfortunately, Medi-cal currently does not cover TMS treatment. Please contact your Medi-cal provider to inquire further.