Completely unprecedented, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered the functioning of our daily lives. As a result of the changes being implemented by Governments, the potential for mental health problems to rear their head is at a higher level than usual.
At Achieve TMS East, we understand the many challenges this global crisis is presenting, and are readily available to assist those suffering from the effects of Depression and OCD during this time. While the COVID outbreak continues to affect many facets of our lives, society is having to collectively adjust our methods of communication.
Achieve TMS East is introducing Telehealth options to facilitate safer client interaction. Free informational sessions are available by phone or video conferencing. Psychiatric evaluations and follow-ups are being offered over Telehealth as well. These HIPAA-compliant telemedicine appointments are available to both new and existing Achieve TMS East patients, and will run through the entirety of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Achieve TMS East can initiate the insurance approval process with information obtained from these appointments. For more information about our telemedicine options, or to book an appointment with Achieve TMS East, please call us today at (866) 461-8575.
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How dTMS Treatment Works
Achieve TMS Centers utilize Brainsway™ FDA approved H-Coil technology to provide deep TMS (dTMS) treatment. The H-coils send short electromagnetic pulses to the brain to stimulate the limbic system — the part of the brain responsible for depression, mood symptoms, and executive functioning.
TMS strengthens circuits in the prefrontal cortex thereby changing the chemistry and the electrical conduction of the neurons — providing long-term relief and remission of depression symptoms.
This non-invasive depression therapy has minimal side effects for the treatment of major depressive disorders.
Here’s what you can expect during a standard treatment session:
- You’ll sit in a comfortable chair in a private room
- A TMS technician will place the Brainsway™ dTMS helmet on top of your head
- The TMS device delivers very short bursts of magnetic pulses, similar to an MRI
- Total treatment time is about 20-30 minutes
- Once done, you can drive yourself home or go back to work
In a long-term study of patients undergoing TMS therapy, 68% showed a positive response, and 45% were in remission after a year following treatment. 
Achieve TMS Centers Resident Doctors
One of America’s Leading Providers of Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or dTMS
At Achieve TMS East, we believe that treating depression starts with the right team. Our board-certified psychiatrists and dTMS technicians are the leaders in this next-generation technology as an alternative treatment for depression. We’re glad you found us, because we can help.
John Zebrun, M.D.
Dr. Zebrun is board-certified in psychiatry and in child and adolescent psychiatry. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He completed his general psychiatry residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, and his child psychiatry training at the University of Maryland and the UConn Health Center. Dr. Zebrun has been in clinical practice for over 20 years in the Pioneer Valley.
Rebecca Knapp, M.D.
Dr. Knapp is board-certified in psychiatry with over 25 years of experience working in the behavioral health field. Along with serving as one of Achieve TMS East’s psychiatrist. Dr. Knapp received her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. She completed her residency in Adult Psychiatry followed by a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UMass Medical School.
Pamela Kurth, M.D.
Pamela A. Kurth, MD, MA is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with a subspecialty in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Kurth trained at Brown University for her residency/fellowship where she was Chief Resident and received her undergraduate degree in psychology locally from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.
Brian Smith, M.D.
Dr. Smith is the Chief Medical Officer for Achieve TMS East. He is a neurologist and sleep specialist. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed his medical internship at Roger Williams Medical Center and his neurology training at Dartmouth Medical Center.
Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS) is a non-invasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression.
It is a technology that is similar to what is used in MRI (magnetic resonance imaging systems). dTMS is widely tested, participating in over 60 clinical trials worldwide with registered patents by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).
FDA-approved depression and OCD treatments are administered by Certified Technicians.