Clinical Treatment Programs
TMS Los Angeles
TMS Therapy is a treatment for depression that uses very short pulses of magnetic energy to alter the activity of nerve cells in the brain.
Treatment planning and stimulation sessions are conducted by Board-Certified Psychiatrists with specific training in brain stimulation techniques. At present, the four UCLA physicians on the treatment team are Drs. Cook, Espinoza, Gitlin, and Leuchter. Learn More
- A neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
- Traumatic brain injury is a nondegenerative, noncongenital insult to the brain from an external mechanical force, possibly leading to permanent or temporary impairment of cognitive, physical, and psychosocial functions, with an associated diminished or altered state of consciousness.
- Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect the speed, fluency, quality, and ease of movement. Abnormal fluency or speed of movement (called dyskinesia) may involve excessive or involuntary movement (hyperkinesia) or slowed or absent voluntary movement (hypokinesia).
- Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness.
- Mood disorders are mental disorders characterized by periods of depression, sometimes alternating with periods of elevated mood.
- Though memory loss generally occurs in dementia, memory loss alone doesn’t mean you have dementia. There is a certain extent of memory loss that is a normal part of aging. Many causes of dementia symptoms exist. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of a progressive dementia.
The Neuromodulation Division of the Semel Institute integrates the work of experts from across the campus to develop new approaches to understanding the brain, and new treatments for psychiatric and neurological disorders. Neuromodulation Division