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AMHERST — Achieve TMS East will host a grand opening and open house on Thursday, Sept. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at its new Amherst facility at 6 University Dr., Suite 204.

The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce will start the night off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:15 p.m. Guests will then have the opportunity to tour the facility, sit in on an informative presentation with a question-and-answer session, and witness a hands-on demo with the TMS machine. Complimentary champagne and refreshments will be provided throughout the night, and all providers and the general public are encouraged to attend. Following this grand opening, Achieve TMS East will host open houses every other third Thursday of the month in its Amherst office.

Achieve TMS East, with locations in Northampton, Holyoke, Springfield, Amherst, Worcester, and Pittsfield, is the first practice in Western Mass. to offer Brainsway’s Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS). Major depression, a condition characterized by feelings of deep sadness and loss of interest in life, is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in the U.S., affecting more than 15 million adults overall. Approximately one in six people in the U.S. will suffer a major depressive episode in their lifetime.

Brainsway’s Deep TMS, a non-invasive treatment, is based on patents filed by the National Institute of Health and has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration since 2008, and tested in more than 60 clinical studies in leading institutions worldwide. The 20-minute outpatient treatment, which stimulates a brain region involved in depression, allows for little to no disruption in a patient’s daily activity. Immediately after treatment, patients are able to drive home and return to their daily routine, including work commitments. More than 50{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} of Brainsway Deep TMS patients have had positive response rates following a six-week period of treatment.

Dr. John Zebrun, a board-certified psychiatrist, looks forward to providing dTMS to patients in Amherst. “At Achieve TMS East, our goal is to improve the lives of our patients through the use of the most advanced, scientifically proven technology.”

Oscar Morales, senior medical advisor at Achieve TMS East and founder and medical director of the McLean Hospital TMS Service, added that “the mission of our dedicated professional team is to provide quality care, in collaboration with community providers, and give hope to patients.”

Call (413) 570-6069 for additional information. Appointments are currently being accepted, and patients may request a free informational session to determine if Brainsway’s Deep TMS is right for them.

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