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TMS is a groundbreaking treatment for Depression that uses MRI technology to restore the limited neuronal activity of a depressed brain. It is FDA-approved, non-invasive, covered by insurance providers, and virtually free of side effects.



TMS is highly effective for patients with tough-to-treat depression. Over half of patients respond to TMS and more than one-third achieve remission. This is remarkable news for those who have tried multiple treatments without hope of getting better.


About Psychiatry

Psychiatry is a medical field that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders. People who suffer from anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, and other such mental illnesses undergo psychiatric treatment. Awareness about psychiatry is necessary to prevent mental health problems from affecting people’s relationships, communities, and life at large.

Psychiatry has been a part of medicine since the beginning of time but, with the advent of neuroscience, it is getting the necessary attention it deserves.

Treatments Offered By Psychiatrists

A psychiatrist is a healthcare professional who studies, identifies, prevents, and treats mental disorders. Consultant psychiatrists offer a range of treatments that include:

Psychotherapy or counseling - This form of therapy is also called talk therapy. As the name suggests, this treatment involves patients talking about their problems to a mental health physician. These therapy sessions are one-on-one; however, there are other forms like family therapy, group therapy, support groups, and more.

Medication - Psychiatrist consultants prescribe medicine to patients along with suitable therapy. These medicines induce changes to brain chemicals and affect the thought pattern and emotions. Medicines do not cure mental health conditions but improve their symptoms.

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) - ECT is a treatment that involves sending electric currents to a patient’s brain. Even though it sounds complex, it is a safe procedure. Electroconvulsive therapy is known to be one of the most effective brain stimulation therapies.

Transcranial magnetic therapy (TMS) - This unique treatment is the best for improving the symptoms of depression. It uses MRI technology to restore the limited neuronal activity of a depressed brain. Psychiatrists for depression claim it is a non-invasive form of treatment that is free of side effects.

The Difference Between a Psychiatrist and Psychologist

Psychiatrists and psychologists are different professionals but both deal with mental illnesses. While their paths may cross in some cases, they often work independently. Here are the differences between a psychiatrist and a psychologist.

Psychiatrists treat the following mental health conditions:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Major depression

They offer the below-mentioned treatments:

  • One-on-one therapy
  • Medications
  • Psychological tests
  • Lab tests to understand the physical causes of symptoms

On the other hand, a psychologist helps in the following ways:

  • Address stressful situations
  • Manage chronic illnesses
  • Overcome addiction

Psychologists provide treatments as follows:

  • One-on-one therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy

Both psychologists and psychiatrists work in hospitals, private practices, prisons, nursing homes, and university medical centers.

Synopsis of Psychiatric Consultation

A psychiatric consultation is a detailed assessment of the biological, medical, psychological, and social causes of mental illnesses. This consultation is one of the first steps to evaluate the actual cause of a patient’s emotional distress. Forty-five minutes to one hour is the typical time duration of this type of consultation. With psychiatric consultations, patients gain the confidence of overcoming mental health disorders.

Reasons for Consultation

consultation is required to diagnose and treat biological symptoms like hormonal imbalances, physical history, genetic history, or even inadequate nutrition. The duration and type of the treatment depend on the severity of biological conditions.

A psychiatrist offers consultation to patients suffering from prolonged mental and emotional trauma. This consultation is the most relevant for diagnosing and treating illnesses like depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts.

Patients need consultations due to various social circumstances like dysfunctional family situations, cultural differences, societal norms, and more. When a patient resorts to counseling for social reasons, they make better life choices, react appropriately and have more positive responses to life situations.

The Purpose of Consultation and Treatment Involved
The entire point of a psychiatrist consultation is to hear patients’ stories and offer appropriate treatments to get better. This consultation and the subsequent treatment suggested improve their mental wellbeing and help patients get out of life-long trauma.

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If you are looking for reliable psychiatric treatments, visit SCPC TMS. To book a session with our consultant psychiatrist, contact us today.


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