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The family and friends of Tyler Sorg are uniting to raise money to help fund treatment at the Brain Treatment Center.

More children will be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders this year then cancer, diabetes, Downs Syndrome and AIDS combined. These disorders, including Asperger Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder and others, are terrible developmental disorders that cause individuals to be withdrawn from the rest of the world, ignoring all attempts at communication. Autism therapy sessions can be costly, and offer little to no promise of improvement, making dealing with the disorder increasingly difficult for the family.

In autism, an individual is overwhelmed by incoming information, the individual's brain unable to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant sensory stimulus, responding to all stimulus with the same priority. This leads to the individual's inability to interact with his or her environment, paralyzed by too much incoming sensory information.

The Brain Treatment Center offers an alternative

By increasing the strength of specific brainwave frequencies through personalized TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) treatment, patients with autism improve by significant margins. Patients with autism are more able to concentrate and center on relevant information, no longer overwhelmed to the point where they can not interact with the outside world. We have found that this can be used in combination with therapy and medication, increasing the potential for positive results. In some cases, children with autism have improved enough to enter school and perform normally for their age.

TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) in autism

Medication alone can only do so much, and it brings with it undersireable side effects that that last for as long as the medication is being taken. Even with proper medical treatment, the center of the autism disorder stays the same, and symptoms are only reduced, not fully treated. Personalized TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) treatment allows for minimal side effects and unparalleled potential. Traditional TMS treatment centers offer a uniform treatment: targeting the same brain region at the same frequency for every patient treated, a method that offers no consideration for unique brain activity, or localization of brain activity. The method assumes that the same treatment will be effective for every patient. Unfortunately, just as giving the same medication at the same dosage every time for a given disorder without insight to the individual may be detrimental, TMS may require more research before it reaches maximal efficacy.

Personalized treatment with TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is currently off-label. What The Brain Treatment Center offers is unique, and our goal is to help as many with it as possible. Please call our center for more details. We encourage you to speak with your physician regarding transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
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