Crossroads offers new depression therapy

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Gazette staff
Friday, February 28, 2014

JANESVILLE—Crossroads Counseling Center, 17 S. River St., Suite 254, has announced a new treatment option for depression it says is unique in Wisconsin.

Crossroads said Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a way to treat depression in a non-invasive manner.

It is similar to magnetic resonance imaging and serves as an alternative to drug therapy. An electromagnetic coil is placed on the forehead and short electromagnetic pulses are administered through the coil. The magnetic pulse causes small electrical currents that stimulate nerve cells in the targeted brain region.

In a news release, Crossroads said TMS is a safe and effective treatment for patients with depression who are not satisfied with the results of standard drug therapy.

NeuroStar's TMS therapy is FDA-cleared, and more than 450 NeuroStar physicians nationwide have provided therapy for more than 10,000 patients.

At Crossroads, Will Shilts provides free consultation services for those interested in the treatment. He can be reached at 608-755-5260.

Elsewhere in Wisconsin, Shilts said TMS is only available at one location in Madison and two in the Milwaukee area.


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