The Ranch Treatment Center Offers New Interventions for Major Depression

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The RanchSM treatment center, set in the beautiful rolling hills of Nunnelly, Tennessee, is introducing deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and ketamine treatment for severe, treatment-resistant depression.

Nunnelly, TN (PRWEB) May 5, 2015 – The RanchSM treatment center is introducing two innovative interventions for severe, treatment-resistant depression. In recent months, the center’s medical and clinical teams noted an increase in symptom severity among clients seeking treatment for depression, and began exploring treatments to alleviate and arrest this disorder. Their search led them to deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and ketamine treatment.

Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS) – dTMS is a non-invasive procedure that uses wave technology to reach the area of the brain that modulates mood. The treatment has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a number of disorders, including depression. It takes place in an office and is administered under the direction of a physician. No medication is needed for treatment, and patients usually feel relief from symptoms of depression within a few weeks.

Ketamine – Ketamine is a Schedule III narcotic primarily used in anesthesia, but there is strong clinical evidence that ketamine is effective in quickly reducing the effects of depression. The clinical team at The Ranch treatment center consulted with Dr. Steven Levine, a board-certified psychiatrist and nationally recognized expert in the use of ketamine for depression, to develop a state-of-the-art protocol for its clients. The drug is administered under the direction of the center’s medical director, Dr. Michael Baron, MD, MHP, FASAM, who is a licensed physician board certified in psychiatry and anesthesiology. The results have been encouraging. “We’re seeing an almost immediate reduction in suicidal thoughts and improved quality of life,” says Dr. Baron. “It’s very exciting.”

“dTMS and ketamine are just two of many innovative therapies that we offer for the treatment of depression,” adds Cheryl Brown, the facility’s director of marketing and outreach. “Helping individuals move from survive to thrive is what we’re all about.”

The Ranch treatment center is licensed as a behavioral health program; in fact, about 30% of the clients at The Ranch come specifically for treatment of a non-substance use disorder. The facility offers a wide range of therapies, including individual and group psychotherapy, psycho-education, family therapy, and innovative integrative approaches, such as equine therapy, adventure therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

About The RanchSM Treatment Center

Since 1999, The Ranch treatment center has provided gender-separate therapeutic programs that address the underlying causes of trauma, addictions, eating disorders and other self-defeating behaviors. We offer innovative therapies that delve into the deep issues that thwart recovery, allowing clients to heal mind, body and spirit while learning personal accountability. Surrounded by the scenic beauty of the Piney River and the farms and ranches of Nunnelly, TN, The Ranch offers programs with a variable length of stay, which allows each client to anchor new recovery behaviors needed for lasting change. For more information about The Ranch treatment center, call (855) 893-5987 or visit

The Ranch treatment center is a member of Elements Behavioral Health, an owner of a series of behavioral health programs located throughout the United States. The Elements Behavioral Health® family of programs offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders, and other mental health disorders. Through its programs, the company is committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family network. For more information, visit

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