Dinner Event on Jan. 19 to Create Awareness for TMS Therapy

LUDLOW — Expert board-certified psychiatrists will gather on Tuesday, Jan. 19 to create awareness for a new technology saving the lives of those suffering from depression and enabling earlier diagnosis and treatment of disorders in young people.

Nationally recognized doctors will educate other medical professionals and people suffering from anxiety, depression, PTSD, chronic pain, early onset of Parkinson’s, traumatic brain injury, and more. The dinner event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Psych Care Associates, 185 West Ave., Ludlow.

Participants will discuss TMS therapy, a groundbreaking technology that eliminates the need for medication in treating depression. It is FDA-approved for depression, with studies underway for anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain, and other clinical conditions.

“People are not just getting better — they are getting well,” said Dr. Tarique Perera, who is conducting a study on guided TMS at Columbia University. “I am excited to be working with Dr. [Usman] Qayyum in Ludlow, bringing new hope for those suffering. This is a true paradigm shift in psychiatry that we have literally never seen before. We can actually for the first time see into the mind, read the mind, and treat problem areas directly and non-invasively.”

Qayyum is a board-certified psychiatrist with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and medical director of Psych Care Associates, P.C. in Ludlow, where he leads a multi-disciplinary treatment team with a focus on providing psychiatric and mental-health services in a comfortable and confidential setting. His areas of expertise include mood and anxiety disorders, adult ADD, and sleep disorders.

Perera is a board psychiatrist, an expert in medication management and psychotherapy, and a thought leader in psychopharmacology. He is the founder and past president of the Clinical TMS Society and the founder of Contemporary Care, the leader in administering TMS treatment.