The Portsmouth News promoted the opening of Smart TMS’s latest clinic, based in Havant on the South Coast, which opened 12th November 2018.
The article focused on the clinic’s innovative Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatment, which offers an alternative to medication for depression, addiction and other difficult conditions.
The headline reads:
“Private mental health clinic offering ‘pioneering’ treatment opens in Havant.
“A MENTAL health clinic that offers a safe alternative to antidepressants has opened its doors in Havant.”
The article explains that Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a clinically proven treatment which uses magnetic pulses to stimulate areas of the brain affected by mental health conditions.
Gerard Barnes, chief executive of Smart TMS, told the Portsmouth News:
“We’re in a time of change in the UK.
“In recent years mental illness was rarely discussed or even acknowledged but today more and more people are openly speaking about the illness that affects so many of us, and seeking treatment for it.
“TMS is a hugely successful treatment for mental health issues but it is still not widely available in the UK. With so many people impacted by the illness each year, we hope that launching this new service will bring greater awareness and support for mental health sufferers in Havant and the surrounding areas.”
It is a non-invasive treatment option which can potentially improve a range of conditions, including:
Smart TMS data shows that about two thirds of their patients experience complete remission after 6 weeks.
Portsmouth Patient Beats OCD with TMS
46-year old Alex Jones, an architect from Portsmouth, told the Portsmouth News that TMS helped him after 28 years of suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder:
“OCD attacked every aspect of my life and I almost lost it all.
“In the beginning I hid the condition from friends and had to defer my university course for a year.
“Until the treatment, I had given up hope of living a normal life but now I feel positive about the future.
“Together with my family and friends and the team at Smart TMS, I was able to beat OCD and for this I am hugely grateful.”
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