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TMS for Aspergers

TransCranial Magnetic Stimulation

Solara Mental health now offers TMS for Aspergers. According to a study done in 2015, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or TMS, a non-invasive procedure, is a great solution to treat Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD. This non-invasive but effective procedure uses magnetic stimulators that discharge currents of concise duration through an induction coil placed on the scalp.

Autism Spectrum Disorder can be behaviorally defined and characterized by impairments in social communication, by the presence of restricted and repetitive behaviors.  This also includes a person’s interests, activities, and abnormalities in sensory activity.  Similarly, Asperger Syndrome or AS has seen great results when patients are treated for AS using TMS Therapy. This new method of treating autism spectrum disorder has proven to be a safe and effective alternative to treat Aspergers Syndrome.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) regards a broad range of psychiatric conditions that are characterized by an individual’s difficulty with socials interactions and skills. It also includes repetitive behaviors and difficulty with speech and or nonverbal forms of communication. People with autism tend to have two different categories of symptoms. The first being social communication, which includes symptoms like:

  • Little or inconsistent eye contact
  • Rarely share the enjoyment of objects or activities
  • Difficulty with the back and forth of a conversation
  • Having facial expressions that don’t match with what is being said
  • Trouble understanding one’s point of view

Another category of Autism Spectrum Disorder symptoms is restrictive or repetitive behaviors. These symptoms include things like:

  • Having a lasting intense interest in a specific topic
  • Having overly focused interests
  • Getting upset by slight changes in a routine
  • Being more sensitive to sensory input like light, noises, or temperature.

What is Asperger Syndrome?

Asperger Syndrome (AS) is a developmental disorder characterized by a greater or lesser degree of impairment in language and communication skills. It can include repetitive or restrictive patterns of thought and behavior. During its discovery, Aspergers was thought of as a “high-functioning autism” because of its severity. If one were to meet a child with Aspergers, it might just seem like a neurotypical child behaving a little differently. This is because a person with Aspergers usually wants to fit in and make an effort to interact with others but come off as socially awkward or that they can’t read a room.

On the surface, someone with Aspergers might seem socially awkward or dorky when they genuinely struggle with social communication and emotional understanding. What differentiates Aspergers from other forms of autism is its less severe symptoms. These symptoms include:

  • Obsessive interest in a single subject
  • Expertise or high level of vocabulary
  • Repetitive routines or rituals
  • Peculiarities in speech or language
  • Socially and emotionally inappropriate behavior
  • Inability to interact successfully with peers

Treatments and Therapy for Aspergers

Unfortunately, there are few and mostly ineffective treatments and therapies that can help someone with Aspergers. There are no drugs that FDA approved that can treat Aspergers. Currently, the only way to treat Aspergers Syndrome would be tailored therapy that focuses on the patient’s poor communication skills, repetitive routines, and physical clumsiness. If these therapies were to be effective, they would build on the patient’s interests, teach them tasks as a series of simple steps, actively engage their attention in activities, and reinforce their behavior.

These treatments can include social skills training or a more popular form of therapy like cognitive behavioral therapy. Because these treatments and therapies are not 100% effective, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or TMS has proven to be an effective and safe procedure to treat Aspergers.

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TMS Treatment for Aspergers

TMS Therapy has proven to be demonstrably effective in minimizing the symptoms of a patient diagnosed with Aspergers. It has also proven to treat mental health disorders like depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder. TMS Therapy can change brain activity without the need for surgery or invasive procedures.

Compared to other forms of treatment for Aspergers, TMS therapy has proven to be effective. During TMS treatment, the patient is seated in a comfortable chair while the operator places a small device over a specific region of the patient’s head. The amount of stimulation through the device is used to targets areas of the brain to awaken neurons and activity. The procedure lasts about half an hour and the patient is free to continue with daily activities after the procedure.

Benefits from TMS Therapy include:

  • High success rate in reducing Asperger’s symptoms
  • Effective Non-Invasive Procedure
  • Requires no sedative and is relatively painless
  • Little to no side-effects in the majority of patients

Get TMS for Aspergers in San Diego

If you or your loved one is diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, TMS therapy can be the solution. Our Mental Health Center in San Diego uses TMS Therapy to treat a number of disorders.

At Solara Mental Health, our TMS experts will work with you to find a solution for you. This non-invasive outpatient procedure can be the answer to living a better life. Don’t let your condition worsen and get help today!

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Get Help Today!

Call now to speak with one of our TMS specialists

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Or Visit Brain Center TMS

(619) 419-0901

Resources

Asperger Syndrome Information Page. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-Disorders/Asperger-Syndrome-Information-Page

Oberman, L. M., Rotenberg, A., & Pascual-Leone, A. (2015). Use of transcranial magnetic stimulation in autism spectrum disorders. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 45(2), 524–536. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-013-1960-2

Autism Spectrum Disorder. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/autism-spectrum-disorders-asd/index.shtml

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