BELLAIRE, Texas, July 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Houston psychiatrist Sandhya Prashad, M.D., today announced that her practice is now offering BrainsWay Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Deep TMS) to patients with depression. The facility will be the first in the region to offer the treatment.
“We’ve always prided ourselves in offering the most advanced medicine to our patients,” Dr. Prashad said. “Deep TMS ensures that we are providing just that. With almost half of those suffering from depression unable to respond to antidepressant medications, being able to provide relief to patients that are otherwise treatment resistant is a great opportunity.”
BrainsWay Deep TMS is a safe, FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment for depression. The cushioned helmet stimulates the prefrontal cortex of the brain – the region involved in depression. Brief 20-minute treatments allow for little to no disruption in a patient’s daily activity. Immediately after treatment, patients are able to drive home and return to their routine, including work commitments. Deep TMS has been tested and proven in over 60 clinical studies in leading institutions worldwide.
Dr. Prashad first took an interest in treatment resistant disorders during her time at Baylor College of Medicine and opened her first mental health practice in the Houston area seven years ago. The new TMS facility is located at 6565 West Loop South, #500B in Bellaire, Texas. Patients may learn more about the treatment and the practice by calling 832-730-5196 or visiting www.houstondeeptmstherapy.com
About Dr. Sandhya Prashad
Dr. Sandhya Prashad is a board-certified psychiatrist who obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and then obtained her Doctor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in 2007. Dr. Prashad is the founder and medical director of Houston TMS Therapeutics and Houston Ketamine Therapeutics. She has a special interest in treating depression and bipolar disorder, especially those cases which are treatment resistant.
Dr. Prashad was named one of Houston’s Top Doctors by H Texas Magazine for 2017. She is also a founding member and the secretary of the American Society of Ketamine Physicians, which is a non-profit organization created to advocate for the safe use of ketamine for mental illness and pain disorders and to expand access to ketamine therapy.
BrainsWay Ltd./ BrainsWay USA (TASE:BRIN), is a leader in noninvasive treatments for brain disorders utilizing Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Deep TMS). Our unique patented technology was developed in collaboration with the National Institute of Health (NIH) and is FDA and CE cleared to treat patients with depression who are not currently responding to medication. The treatment has been enthusiastically supported by many academic communities and is widely covered by most insurance payers. For more information, please visit www.brainsway.com.