1. Depression treatment center opens in North End

    Depression treatment center opens in North End

    The Tuesday ribbon cutting at Achieve TMS East's treatment center for depression in the city's North End came with an applauded announcement. Dr. Thomas J. Bombardier, who is helping the California-based Achieve Treatment Centers open such partnership clinics nationwide, announced the clinic would be dedicated to Sister of Providence Mary Caritas Geary. Bombardier, an ophthalmologist turned businessman, also said he would donate half of his profits from the Springfield location to Providence Ministries Service Network.

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    1. My hospital started a division of TMS service in 2009.
    2. There are many things we don't know about depression in the brain, but one of the things that we do know is that something happened that affected some areas of the brain.
    3. For many years all we had to offer those folks with treatment resistance or so called treatment-refractory depression was electroconvulsive therapy.
    4. When I say substantial benefit, I mean at least a 50 percent improvement in their symptoms after the treatment than before the treatment.
    5. The chance of getting better with this treatment is much better than starting a new medication statistically speaking.
    6. Thank you for believing in Springfield, Mental health is something that touches all of us.
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