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Innovative Collaboration Provides Better Care for People in the Darien Area

Maud Purcell: Executive Director, The Life Solution Center of Darien / 203.636.0080 / mpurcell@thelifesolutioncenter.net


Innovative Collaboration Provides Better Care for People in the Darien Area

May 11, 2011 – Darien, CT – The Life Solution Center of Darien and Contemporary Care of Greenwich are delighted to announce that on Thursday May 19, 2011 they will be co-hosting a cocktail party with the Darien Chamber of Commerce to celebrate their one-of-a-kind collaboration. The gathering will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at The Life Solution Center of Darien, 36 Old King’s Highway South, Suite 210. The festivities, open to the public, will provide the opportunity to meet the professionals from these unique practices and to learn more about their ground-breaking treatment options.

Working together, these organizations will provide more comprehensive, cutting-edge care to people in the Darien area, as they both apply forward-thinking treatment solutions to very common problems.

The Life Solution Center of Darien was founded in 2009 by Executive Director Maud Purcell. She created the center to address clients’ needs holistically, not just psychologically. By bringing together over 20 partners with businesses ranging from legal and medical practices to home management and image consultation, Purcell has created a space where clients can meet all their needs under one roof.

Contemporary Care provides broad-based, cutting-edge treatments for an array of psychiatric disorders under the direction of Tarique Perera, MD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University, a brain-researcher, and a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Contemporary Care’s team of highly-skilled health professionals delivers comprehensive treatment plans customized to clients’ individual needs. The practice employs psychotherapy and psychopharmacology as well as a number of contemporary treatment options including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), which uses short pulses of magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in one of the areas of the brain thought to control mood.

TMS is a ground-breaking, non-medication approach to the treatment of depression and research has repeatedly confirmed its durability and effectiveness. It is being used by major hospitals including The Mayo Clinic and Walter Reed Hospital. Although it is FDA-approved for depression, ongoing studies support its efficacy in the treatment of a wide range of other brain related disorders including but not limited to chronic pain, migraine headache, Parkinson’s Disease and autistic-spectrum disorders. Additionally, Contemporary Care and The Life Solution Center of Darien will be the only practices using MRI-Guided TMS, which allows for far greater precision in the treatment of these illnesses.

“Though it is the most obvious aspect of his work, Dr. Perera’s practice is impressive entirely beyond his innovative, contemporary, approach,” says Maud. “His caring clinical manner and medical acumen enable him to build the relationships necessary to provide the best care for his patients. Our collaboration is indicative of this.”

Dr. Perera’s and Purcell’s collaboration benefits clientele of both The Life Solution Center and Contemporary Care – as well as the community at large – by providing yet another space in which to administer TMS, right in downtown Darien. The joint-venture speaks to Contemporary Care’s belief that optimizing general health – physically, mentally, and emotionally – is crucial for successful and durable treatment. The availability and array of professionals at the Life Solution Center gives patients receiving TMS treatment there access to all these professional services, with the convenience of going to one location and the reassurance that they are working with a team of well-vetted professionals.


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