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Dr. William Nathan Upshaw is the Medical Director of Neurospa TMS®. Ever since his first encounter with a TMS chair in 2010, Dr. Upshaw was not only inspired by its remarkable potential but insatiably determined to provide this breakthrough therapy to as many people as possible. Dr. Upshaw has received advanced training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Tampa Bay Institute for Psychodynamic Studies, and has received official certification in TMS and ECT therapy from the MUSC Health Institute of Psychiatry. Today, Dr. Upshaw’s holistic experience in the field has transformed him into one of Florida’s leading advocates for widespread accessibility to TMS therapy.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or more commonly known as TMS Therapy, is an effective, revolutionary mental health treatment to help relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more. With over 2 million treatments and counting – TMS therapy is a safe procedure, without systemic side effects.
This cutting-edge, FDA-cleared depression treatment has produced amazing results at NeuroSpa TMS® — nearly 81% of our patients have reported significant improvements in their symptoms, while nearly 53% have enjoyed complete remission. These numbers far exceed the national average, thanks mainly to the precision with which our treatment is administered, as well as the expertise of our medical staff.
In comparison to cognitive behavioral therapy, counseling, and other treatment methods that may require routine medication, TMS is a medication-free treatment that uses highly targeted, non-invasive magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in areas of the brain to help restore regular brain activity. TMS magnetic pulses stimulate the neurotransmitters in a way that helps to substantially reduce depression symptoms. Patients also do not experience any systemic side effects when undergoing TMS, unlike other forms of treatment for depression.
Patients receive this treatment while relaxing in a TMS therapy chair and receive non-invasive magnetic stimulation to deliver treatment in a comfortable setting. Sessions typically last for 20 minutes, and you can immediately get on with the rest of your day without having to worry about any sort of downtime.
TMS therapy is FDA cleared and covered by most insurance companies for depression treatment, including Medicare and TRICARE. This means treatment could be started at minimal or no cost! Get in touch with us and we’ll gladly give you the details.
If you live in the St. Petersburg area and seek depression treatment, reach out to the professionals at NeuroSpa TMS® in St. Petersburg, Florida for more information on possible insurance options.
Dr. William Nathan Upshaw is the Medical Director of NeuroSpa TMS®. He has received advanced training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Tampa Bay Institute for Psychodynamic Studies, as well as official certification in TMS and ECT therapy from the MUSC Health Institute of Psychiatry. Dr. Upshaw’s holistic experience in the mental health field has transformed him into one of Florida’s leading advocates of access to TMS Therapy to those who need it most.
TMS can be used for people suffering from not only depression, but other issues as well (although conditions beyond depression are not covered by insurance yet). Here’s a brief look at how this safe, non-invasive treatment may be able to help those dealing with the following conditions.
Depression is a mental health disorder that is made up of persistent feelings of sadness or loss of interest in normal activities (nimh.nih.gov). The National Institute of Mental Health reports, the most common symptoms of depression can be mild or severe and can affect how you think, feel, and handle daily activities, such as eating, sleeping, and working. These symptoms can be emotional or physical, and can inhibit your ability to function properly. TMS therapy is an FDA-cleared form of depression therapy, and allows patients to receive drug free treatment and experience healthy brain activity in a matter of weeks.
NeuroSpa TMS® professionals can help you finally find relief from the depression-related symptoms you’ve been experiencing. The results we’ve seen have been impressive, to say the least – 9 out of 10 patients report a substantial reduction in symptoms, and 6 in 10 report they’ve gone into total remission. TMS therapy could make it possible for you to be free of depression, anxiety or PTSD once and for all.
Anxiety is a common mental illness in the United States. There are several types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety, and others.
Anxiety is the body’s natural response to stressful and unfamiliar situations (anxiety.org). According to the Cleveland Clinic, symptoms of anxiety can range from fear and panic, trouble sleeping, and uncontrollable and excessive thoughts. Different life circumstances can trigger anxiety within people. For example, a big event or buildup of stressful life situations can cause excessive anxiety.
If you are struggling with depression as a result of anxiety, connect with a St. Petersburg NeuroSpa TMS® professional to see if incorporating TMS therapy into your anxiety treatment plan could help. While insurance doesn’t cover TMS therapy for solely anxiety, you can still give us a call to discuss your options.
Another common mental health condition is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which affects approximately 3.5 percent of Americans (psychiatry.org). PTSD is considered a type of anxiety disorder that is caused by being involved or witnessing a traumatic event. People who have experienced events such as a serious accident, terrorist attack, war, and sexual or violent assault, are more likely to develop PTSD than others.
People who seek PTSD therapy have symptoms and feelings related to the distressing event that persist long after the event has occurred. Symptoms include trying to avoid anything that reminds someone of the trauma, violent outbursts, and more.
TMS therapy has shown promise to be an effective PTSD treatment that can restore healthy neurotransmission to the affected area of the brain, reducing overall symptoms (research.va.gov).
Insurance does not yet cover TMS therapy for those suffering from PTSD alone, but give us a call and we can discuss potential options for you.
We offer our revolutionary treatment to those who have served our country at all NeuroSpa TMS® locations. PTSD is a common diagnosis for men and women who have served in the military, and other first responders, like firefighters and policemen. If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or PTSD, connect with a team member to learn more about the benefits of TMS treatment. With our highly skilled professionals at our St. Petersburg Neurospa TMS® location, our team can help you overcome negative feelings and feel like yourself again.
TMS Therapy is not only exclusive for depression, it can alleviate symptoms of anxiety, PTSD and more conditions in a comfortable, spa-like setting. If you want to talk more specifically about how NeuroSpa TMS® can help you, set up a time to come in and chat with a team member.
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“Anxiety Disorders: Types, Causes, Symptoms & Treatments.” Cleveland Clinic, my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/9536-anxiety-disorders
“Depression Basics” National Institute of Mental Health,
“FDA permits marketing of transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder” Food & Drug Administration. 17 Aug. 2018 https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-permits-marketing-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-treatment-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
Jovanovic, Tanja. “Anxiety ” What Is Anxiety? Signs, Causes, Symptoms.” Anxiety.org, 12 Nov. 2019, www.anxiety.org/what-is-anxiety.
“Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Shows Promise for PTSD” U.S. Department Veterans Affairs, https://www.research.va.gov/currents/feb12/feb12-08.cfm#.UideoMbSzyA “What Is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?” American Psychiatric Association, https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/ptsd/what-is-ptsd .