Psychiatrist to offer new treatment option at St. Bernards

Psychiatrist to offer new treatment option at St. Bernards

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - St. Bernards Medical Center has added a new psychiatrist to its medical staff who will bring with her a relatively new way of treating depression.

Prior to coming to Jonesboro, Dr. Michelle Schofield served as medical director of behavioral health at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Atlanta.

She also served as chief executive officer and medical director at Crossroads Center for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Wellness.

Schofield earned her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN and completed a residency in adult psychiatry at Emory University in Atlanta. She attained her bachelor's degree in biology from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association.

She will offer a relatively new treatment—transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy—for patients suffering from clinical depression who have not achieved satisfactory results from other treatments. TMS therapy, according to a news release from St. Bernards, is a noninvasive, non-systemic outpatient procedure performed in an office setting.

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