We identified very early on that our patients suffering from severe cravings brought on by alcohol dependence were getting a reprieve very early on in the TMS therapy.
Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2012
Dr. Akikur Mohammad, Founder of Malibu Horizon, recognized by many as one of the top addiction treatment centers in California, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California, announced today that he and his team at Malibu Horizon were among the first local professionals to implement TMS Therapy into their day-to-day practice. Recent scientific research suggests that once again, Dr. Mohammad and his team are innovators in the science of addiction medicine by initiating the use of TMS for alcohol rehab treatment and the disease of addiction.
TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) Therapy is a relatively new treatment for patients suffering from depression, who have not achieved satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressant treatment. Dr. Mohammad recognized very early on that the revolutionary treatment was having a profound impact on his patients struggling with depression and alcohol dependence. Since early 2009 Dr. Mohammad has been deeply changing the lives of patients struggling with alcohol dependence issues by treating them with TMS subsequently relieving them of their severe alcohol and narcotic cravings.
In a recent study published by PubMed, Dr. Mohammad’s findings were validated on a large scale, proving once again that he and his Malibu Horizon team are not only on the forefront of addiction science, but are also forerunners in the industry.
Dr. Mohammad said, “We identified very early on that our patients suffering from severe cravings brought on by alcohol dependence were getting a reprieve very early on in the TMS therapy. Nobody in the field made this connection but our findings were undeniable and our patients’ lives were changing. As a result, we continued treating with TMS and built what has become one of the country’s leading treatment protocol’s for patients struggling with alcohol dependence.” Mohammad added, “TMS treats many neurological and psychiatric illnesses but our main focus is the undeniable impact the treatment has on alcoholism and addiction. TMS is a breakthrough biological treatment method available for patients to treat medical illnesses like addiction and alcoholism. For neurological illnesses like Parkinson's disease, treatment with medication, deep brain stimulation and surgery has been available and now, along with FDA approved medications, off label use of proven alternative medications and TMS, advanced biological and medical treatment is finally available for chronic medical illnesses like addiction. More research is ongoing and while more advanced biological treatment will be available in the future, current research surrounding TMS is indicative of how medical and biological advancements are the future of effective addiction treatment.”