Situated in the beautiful city of Santa Monica, California, Smart Brain and Health is a treatment facility that specializes in the care of clients struggling with depression as well as other mental illnesses like OCD and anxiety. Mere minutes from the Pacific Ocean, Smart Brain and Health offers outpatient services that utilize several innovative treatment methods including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), positron emission tomography and computed tomography PET/CT scans and neuronavigation. Founded by Dr. Bradley Jabour, MD, the facility has used these cutting edge technological methods in over 10,000 treatments to target the part of the brain responsible for mood disorders. Since Smart Brain and Health is primarily outpatient-based treatment based around the innovation and benefits of TMS therapy, dual diagnosis support and 12-step recovery are not a part of the programming.
Treatment and Staff
The cornerstone of the Smart Brain and Health treatment program is TMS therapy. Many clients engage in TMS because they have not experienced satisfactory improvement from antidepressants. TMS is a cutting edge medical technology that targets and stimulates certain areas of the brain responsible for depression and mood disorders. Magnetic pulses electrically charge the brain’s cortex nerve cells in order to improve the client’s mood, energy levels and sense of well-being. While most often used for clients with depression, TMS is also effective in treating auditory hallucinations, bipolar disorder, psychosis and Parkinson’s as well as pain disorders like fibromyalgia and chronic pain.
During the first session, clients undergo an assessment to help the Smart Brain team develop the most effective treatment plan. Then, the facility employs other technologies to specifically target the exact area of the brain. State of the art techniques like PET-CT scans, fMRI technology and neuronavigation are used in conjunction to ready the client for TMS Therapy. Sometimes referred to as “GPS for the Brain,” neuronavigation allows physicians to place the TMS magnet in precisely the right place on the client’s scalp. From there, TMS stimulates the parts of the brain associated with the treated condition using a focused magnetic pulse. The length of treatment varies depending on the specific needs of the client, though typically clients engage in five sessions a week for between a month and six weeks. Each session typically lasts an hour.
The Smart Brain and Health team is comprised of Dr. Bradley Jabour, MD, a neuroradiologist and CEO of the facility and Dr. Allen Chroman, MD, a board certified psychiatry expert who is also a professor of psychiatry at the UCLA neuropsychiatric institute and a member of the medical staff at Cedars Sinai. In addition, the facility utilizes the services of neurologists, neuroradiologists, and psychiatrists.
While the facility is out of network, the staff will help clients with insurance reimbursement.
Smart Brain and Health is a treatment facility that specializes in the use of TMS Therapy in the care of clients struggling with depression as well as other mental illness and chronic pain. Care is provided on an outpatient level and typically lasts between a month and six weeks of treatment. For clients seeking an innovative technique that is FDA-approved and has been proven to be a very effective alternative to antidepressants and electroconvulsive therapy, Smart Brain and Health has a very experienced and knowledgeable staff.
Smart Brain and Health
2811 Wilshire Blvd, Ground Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Smart Brain and Health Cost: Call for cost; reimbursement available through out-of-network insurances. Reach Smart Brain and Health by phone at (310) 829-3438 or by email at [email protected]. Find Smart Brain and Health on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
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