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Neuromodulation Treatment

Neuromodulation Treatment

Neuromodulation treatment utilizes advanced medical technologies to enhance or suppress the nervous system. These treatments deliver painless, direct, and effective stimulation to sections of the brain and are effective for a range of behavioral health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of a psychiatric emergency, call 9-1-1.

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

ECT is a proven, effective treatment for patients diagnosed with severe mental illnesses such as depression and bipolar disorder who are suicidal, have not responded well to medications, or cannot tolerate side effects of medications. Our ECT program includes an initial evaluation by board certified psychiatrists with specialized training in ECT. We take a multidisciplinary approach and have an anesthesiologist evaluating all patients and monitoring all treatments and interventions, as well as nursing assessments and interventions. ECT treatments are provided in a safe, secured, and monitored environment, and all patients are monitored in a post-procedure recovery room.

There are both inpatient and outpatient treatment options. The frequency and duration of treatment is determined collaboratively between the ECT team and treating psychiatrists based on the patient’s symptoms and input.

 Inpatient and outpatient ECT treatments are offered inside the main hospital at 355 Bard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310.

To learn more about inpatient ECT, please call 718-818-2189. For additional information about outpatient ECT, please call718-876-4040.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a proven effective, non-invasive treatment for patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who have not responded to one or more medications using the BrainsWay D system. An initial evaluation is conducted by attending psychiatrists with specialized training in TMS. The treatment is provided on an outpatient basis in a safe, secured, monitored, and comfortable environment. The initial evaluation is approximately 60 minutes. Treatment sessions are approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

TMS treatment is offered at Richmond University Medical Center’s Center for Integrative Behavioral Medicine, located at 1130 South Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314.

For more information, please call 718-818-5777.