Plato, an enlightened mind of the past, uttered these wise words more than two thousand years ago with a profound regret for mankind: “The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.” If Plato were here today he would feel rewarded to encounter Dr. Glenn Brottman, a pioneer in treating both the soul and the body of patients.
Dr. Brottman is the physician who conceived and perfected a life-saving procedure to treat depression without invading the body, neither with surgery nor with drugs. He eloquently called this amazing treatment TMS or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. TMS was recently approved by FDA as an effective, non invasive and safe treatment for depression. Recognizing the significance of this major breakthrough, the famous Dr Oz invited Dr Glenn Brottman as a guest in his show.
TMS treats the body while healing the mind. The TMS technology sends low-dose magnetic pulses to those parts of the brain associated with depression. Essentially, Dr. Brottman uses the properties of magnetic waves to stimulate the brain in a non invasive manner. 10 to 25% of women and 5 to 12% of men will become clinically depressed during their life time. Anti depressants do not work every time and their side effects are already common knowledge. On the other hand, the results of the clinical trials for TMS are impressive and they promise a normal life to those who struggle with depression, a disease that deprives them of their joy for living.
Dr Glenn Brottman holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the Union College. He obtained his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School. He then left the benches of the Chicago Medical School to start his clinical training at Cook County Hospital. Dr Brottman continued his pursuit for knowledge and exploration of medicine with a General Surgery internship at Cornell’s New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn. He engaged in his residency training in Psychiatry at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital where he is currently performing as an Attending Psychiatrist.
Dr Glenn Brottman is presently in private practice as a clinical psychiatrist, specializing in addictive disorders and treatment of resistant depression. As he developed the TMS treatment, he founded the TMS Center in New York. Dr Brottman has a full and active career that very few medical physicians enjoy. He has accrued more than 20 years of experience and is currently recognized as one of the best specialists in diagnosing, treating and preventing mental illness. Understanding that the mind and the brain cannot be separated from each other, Dr Brottman’s expertise ultimately led to the development of the TMS technology, a blessing for depressed patients and a major achievement for the world of psychiatry.