According the Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health, city dwellers have a 40% risk of depression compared to those based outside the City. And rankings from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) show that Britain is one of the most depressed countries in Europe, with 34% of British workers suffering from anxiety, depression or stress.
To help combat depression, The London Psychiatry Centre (TLPC) has partnered with LycaHealth to bring an innovative new depression treatment to Canary Wharf.
The partnership between TLPC and LycaHealth brings the innovative treatment of rTMS to the densely clustered business district of Canary Wharf, where over 100,000 people work.
rTMS is an effective, drug-free, non-invasive and pain-free treatment for depression. rTMS uses magnetic pulses to stimulate areas of the brain that regulate mood. Of 44 centres in the US and Australia that have published rTMS treatment results for treatment-resistant depression, the remission rate is 29%. There are no published treatment outcomes available in the UK other than those from TLPC. At TLPC, remission rate for treatment-resistant depression with rTMS is over 60%, with 74.2% of women and 58% of men recovering in an average of 4.3 weeks. These results were published in peer reviewed publications, including a presentation at The Royal College of Psychiatrists annual meeting in August 2017. The CQC stated in its inspection report that TLPC pioneered rTMS in the UK.
Dr Andy Zamar, Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director of TLPC, said: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with LycaHealth, and bring our unique expertise with the very high success rate in rTMS at Harley Street to Canary Wharf. Our partnership represents this vision by not only extending the tailormade care packages available to our clients, but by making innovative treatments for depression accessible for those based in the City and the East London area. LycaHealth’s cutting-edge facilities, personal care and commitment to exceeding expectations, combined with our dedication to excellence is a natural fit.”