Psychiatry and Counseling for you and those you love.
Located conveniently in Naperville Illinois near I-88.
Confidential, tailored practice for those looking for a non corporate experience.
Treat Depression without medication.
How it works and what to expect
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Finally a safe, non-medication option for treatment of your depression. Often effective after only 6 weeks of treatment. No side effects (unlike ECT or Medication), Safely based upon the proven theory of neuromodulation and neuroplasticity.
1 in 2 patients improve significantly
1 in 3 were free of symptoms
Consider TMS for Major Depression, Dysthymia, Post Partum Depression, Depression during Pregnancy, Situational Depression, Depression related to Dementia or cognitive decline, Depression previously self medicated with substances/Dual Diagnosis, Depression related to PTSD and Trauma, Complicated Grief Reaction and Depression related to Chronic Pain.
Dr Benton is excited to offer transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a safe, customized, non-medication treatment for depression at the Wellness Clinic.
Dr Benton is happy to be your NeuroStar TMS consultant and provider while you continue to work with your current psychiatrist and treatment team. If you do not currently have a psychiatrist Dr Benton would be more then happy to consult with you regarding TMS and guide you in your future treatment options.
TMS is a non-invasive treatment that, unlike vagus nerve stimulation or deep brain stimulation, does not require surgery or implantation of electrodes. And, unlike electroconvulsive therapy, does not induce seizures, occasional memory loss that could be non reversible or require complete sedation with anesthesia in a hospital.
TMS is appropriate for any person with depression that has not responded to at least one antidepressant trial at an adequate dose for an adequate length of time. TMS is also available for those who cannot tolerate medication or choose not to take medication for depression. TMS can be used in combination with medication to provide a more robust treatment response, offer the possibility of lower medication doses or decreased number of medications necessary to achieve relief and, if appropriate, allow discontinuation of medication.
TMS is non systemic: it does NOT involve medication circulating through the bloodstream.
TMS is non-invasive: it does NOT involve surgery.
TMS therapy was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2008.
TMS therapy has clinically proven durability. Many maintain symptom relief for over 12 months. Ask Dr Benton about her experience with durability.
TMS is being explored as treatment for other psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, OCD, PTSD, addictions, autism, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Depression during pregnancy. Exciting clinical research is also currently underway evaluating TMS treatment for neurologic disorders including, but not limited to, Parkinson's disease, Stroke, post concussive syndrome, Alzheimer's disease and dementia, headaches, migranes and chronic pain such as fibromyalgia or neurogenic pain syndromes.
Dr Benton is achieving a 71% significant improvement rate and a 30% remission rate from major depression.
Barbara Benton MD
Longest TMS Provider for the Western Suburbs of Chicago.
Founding member of International Society of TMS Providers
Stimulation of deep brain limbic system During and after TMS treatment.