OCD Symptoms

OCD Symptoms- It is normal, on occasion to go and double check the things that we all missed or not remembered. For instance, checking ‘the door is locked or not’, ‘checking pocket for a wallet’. But what if this loop keeps repeating for ‘n’ number of time. This medical condition is known as obsessive-compulsive disorder […]

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12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymo...

Are you in search of the best recovery process for yourself or for your close one to come out of Alcohol addiction? You are not alone. It is possible with 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous programs. What are these 12 step programs helping quit alcohol and how do they work? Alcoholics Anonymous is a process of […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ...

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a chronic disorder that is characterized by feelings of fear, unreasonable or obsessive thoughts such as a person feels the need to repeat a task like washing his/her hands repetitively even when it is unnecessary or arranging the objects over and over again. This can even lead to severe OCD that […]

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What is OCD?

What is OCD behavior!- Nation Institute of Mental Health states that about 2 percent of the population currently suffers from OCD- Which is comparatively higher than the individuals who are suffering from other illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar and ADHD. Researchers believe that both environmental and neurobiological predispositions collectively play a vital role wherein the individual […]

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Types of Addiction

Anything taken to an excessive level can result in addiction.  The types of addiction range from the substance like alcohol to behaviors like gambling. Dependence can be both emotional and behavioral.  Common symptoms are seen in addiction: Numerous failed attempts to stop the behavior Withdrawal symptoms Lack of Control over the intake Risk-Taking Behavior Being secretive about their addictive […]

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Treatment-Resistant Depression, Anxiety, Psychiatric Disorders – rTMS could be your answer

Treatment-resistant Depression?rTMS could be the answer.To begin with let’s hope and pray that no one with mental illness comes to such a pass- being in a state of severe depression, anxiety or some or other kind of psychiatric disorder where you feel you are with your back to the wall with no treatment proving effective.

Pain reliever!

It is a condition of being wherein the patient feels as if the clock has come to a standstill. Nothing, no amount of medication and treatment seems to be working for him or her. But unfortunately, it’s also a harsh fact of life that there are a large number of people who suffer from such a severe disorder. They are in need of immediate relief from their suffering. In such patients rTMS or repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation comes with the much needed succor.

Brain stimulant

Despite its seemingly heavy terminological description, simply put rTMS is nothing but an external stimulation of brain with magnetic waves using some specialized sophisticated equipment under the supervision of professional and trained mental health experts. It induces a sense of well being in patients by increasing blood circulation and oxygen supply to the brain. No wonder, usefulness of rTMS is being increasingly recognized by mental health institutions thanks to positive feedback from patients.

Standalone treatment

Experts say rTMS can be either a standalone treatment process or can be used along with other ongoing pharmacological therapies keeping in view the particular needs of individual patients. According to a study nearly 30 – 46 per cent of persons suffering from major depressive disorder do not respond effectively to antidepressants at the initial crucial stage of treatment. It further aggravates the condition of patients in the absence of any available alternative treatment options of methods.

Complete cure

How does rTMS work and in what ways it helps? After numerous trials the efficacy of rTMS has been registered. It is a non-invasive treatment method. Pulsed magnetic field is applied close to an area in scalp. The magnetic waves in the scalp cause depolarization of neurons in cerebral cortex. The treatment gives relief and restores balance in brain functioning. A single pulse of magnetic stimulation is proven to elevate the mood for some period. Hence, the need for repeating the treatment process is underlined for complete recovery.

 

Challenges

Like any other field of psychiatric treatments, rTMS is also an evolving science of treatment for severe depressive and psychological disorders. Experts in the field, however, point to existing challenges in treating patients with rTMS. Some of these challenges relate to finding ways to increase the efficacy of rTMS in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Further, they are also faced with the difficulty of identify patients who are likely to respond positively to rTMS. This brings one to the issue of professional capabilities of mental healthcare institutions and professionals in treating patients with the help of rTMS.

Professional institutes

Treatment and mental healthcare institutions such as Cadabam’s hospitals in Bengaluru is perhaps among a very few institutions with proven track record of effectively treating patients with rTMS. The Cadabam’s hospitals boast of a state-of-the-art infrastructure for curing a large number of mental disorders in their varying manifestations. It is well equipped with imported rTMS device, normally used in university hospitals. Under expert supervision it is attached to scalp. Magnetic waves induce a sense of wellbeing by increasing blood circulation and oxygen supply to the brain. This improves concentration, reduces stress and brings about a sense of balance.

Treatment programs

At Cadabam’s Hospitals, patients with stress, depression, anxiety and some adult psychiatric problems can utilize the rTMS treatment method for effective cure, leading to a complete recovery through tailor-made treatment programs.

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