We Care. In response to the growing health care needs of the community, in 2013 Eisenhower Medical Center established Eisenhower Behavioral Health, a hospital-based outpatient behavioral health program located on the main campus in Rancho Mirage, California. The most common reasons people seek help from Eisenhower Behavioral Health are depression and anxiety. Other reasons to seek an appointment would be for relationship problems, grief and loss, stress from medical issues and/or pain, and aggression/self-harming behaviors. The Behavioral Health clinic uses an interdisciplinary teamwork approach consisting of board certified psychiatrists as well as licensed clinical social workers, therapists, psychiatric technicians, registered nurses and other support staff.
Offering Adults Assistance for Depression and Anxiety. The program offers a full spectrum of services, including:
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Psychopharmacology/medication management
- One-on-one psychological counseling for individuals or couples
- Group therapy
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) - scroll down for more
Using this interdisciplinary approach, psychiatrists and staff at Eisenhower Behavioral Health provide individualized treatment to patients to return them to their highest level of normal daily functioning. Counseling services utilize a variety of solution-focused techniques such as cognitive, behavioral and supportive.
Offices are comfortable and allow staff to conduct interviews/assessments in the utmost privacy. Patients have described the therapy rooms as warm and inviting which promotes the opportunity for the healing process to begin. The program treats patients with all types of issues - emotional, social and situational problems such as depression, stress, addictive behaviors, relationship problems, grief and loss, confused thinking, anger, memory issues, aggression/self-harming behaviors and stress from medical issues and/or pain.
Eisenhower Behavioral Health
- Joel M. Hirschberg MD Building
- 39700 Bob Hope Drive, Suite 216
- Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-3221
If you are experiencing a psychiatric emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.
Treatment is a safe, non-invasive, effective treatment for depression.
What is TMS Treatment?
Each year more than 16 million adults in the United States experience major depression. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive medical treatment for patients diagnosed with Major Depression Disorder (MDD) who have not benefited from initial antidepressant medication.
TMS uses magnetic pulses to stimulate the areas of the brain thought to control mood. TMS shows promise in other areas such as bipolar depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), auditory hallucinations, postpartum depression as well as with depression associated with Parkinson's Disease, MS, fibromyalgia and other neurological conditions.
Benefits of TMS Treatment
TMS has been proven safe and effective for treating patients with depression. It is free of side effects typically experienced with antidepressant medications such as weight gain or sexual dysfunction. Patients are awake and alert during treatment and are able to resume normal activities upon leaving the treatment session.
About TMS Treatment
TMS is a promising outpatient treatment option for individuals suffering from major depression.
TMS treatment is a 40-minute procedure conducted in an outpatient office using a device that sends magnetic pulses - similar to what one might experience in an MRI (or magnetic resonance image) machine - to the left frontal side of the brain. These pulses generate small electrical currents to areas of the brain that are involved in depression. Studies have shown that the left frontal side of the brain is an area that is underactive in people with major depression. Once stimulated with TMS, the area becomes more active and thereby better at regulating mood.
The procedure is done over a four- to six-week period, five days a week. Considerable improvement in symptoms such as sleep disturbance, concentration and energy can be seen in just two to three weeks. There can be some discomfort during initial treatment sessions on the side of the scalp where the treatment is administered, but it causes no other systemic side effects. Individuals can go back to work or about their daily activities immediately following treatment sessions.
TMS treatment is available at Eisenhower Behavioral Health under the supervision of the Director (physician) of the TMS Treatment Program. Click here for additional information about the NeuroStar® TMS Treatment.
Is TMS Treatment Right For You?
If you answer YES to two or more of the questions below, please discuss your answers with your physician today.
- Are you taking medication to treat your depression?
- Are you still depressed despite your medication?
- Are you experiencing side effects from your medication?
- Have you switched medications more than once due to side effects?
- Are depression symptoms interfering with your leisure activities or relationships with your family and friends?
- Are depression symptoms having an effect on your ability to earn a living?
If you are interested in learning more about the TMS Treatment Program, please call Eisenhower Behavior Health today.