Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

A ground-breaking alternative to treating depression

An Innovative and Safe Treatment

“It is so wonderful because this is the first non-pharmaceutical, non-systemic, FDA-approved treatment alternative for people that are on oral anti-depressants. Depression is an underactive front part of the brain. So, by repetitively stimulating those areas with magnetic pulse, we’ll get the neurons to fire and keep firing; like retraining the brain.”

William Shryer

Clinical Director, Blackhawk TMS

For more than 30 years, Diablo Behavioral Healthcare has been providing psychiatric care to patients in the Danville and Brentwood areas.  Now patients in the Napa Valley have access to this same care under the direction of William Shryer, clinical director.  With the goal of filling a mental healthcare void in the region, Blackhawk TMS, a subsidiary of Diablo Behavioral Healthcare, has expanded to the Napa Valley. Read our Press Release about this new opening in Napa.

The new Blackhawk TMS clinic specializes in treating patients who suffer from depression with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).  Originally receiving FDA approval in 2008, Blackhawk TMS has been providing TMS treatment since 2013.

TMS: An Alternative to Treating Depression with Medication

Click here for the full article from TGDaily supporting TMS as a very effective treatment for depression without the use of medication.

Off-Label Applications of TMS Therapy

There are several “Off-Label” applications for TMS Therapy, that is, applications beyond treating Major Depression. Post-partum depression, PTSD, fibromyalgia, and stroke recovery are only a few of the cutting edge applications for this powerful therapy. See the Emerging Research page for the latest updates on what mental illnesses institutions around the world are using TMS Therapy to treat.

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