Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression.
Dr. Steven Harvey, M.D.
After graduating medical school at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, Dr. Steven Harvey, MD completed residency training in psychiatry, also at Washington University and at Barnes Hospital. Dr Harvey was involved in research and was first author for peer-reviewed research articles in publications including Biological Psychiatry and the Annals of Clinical Psychiatry. After devoting himself to clinical practice, Dr Harvey has maintained a relationship with Washington University, where he served on the executive council for the medical center's alumni committee, and he also continues to teach and to be on the adjunct faculty.
Dr. Harvey is board certified in general psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and has extensive experience across the diagnostic spectrum. Dr Harvey is an experienced speaker at events, and also performs expert witness work for legal cases. Awards and honors include being named a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and the Sandoz Award for research. Dr Harvey was named one of America's Best Doctors.
Dr. D. Troy Curry, M.D.
Dr. Curry is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine, and went on to complete her residency in psychiatry there. She is board-certified in psychiatry and sleep medicine, and is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society.
Over the years, she has worked in psychiatry and sleep medicine; serving on the boards of the Mental Health Association of Greater St. Louis and the SSM Health Care Policy Institute. During her tenure at the Missouri State Mental Health Commission, which she chaired in her last year there, she served on the joint House and Senate committee addressing mental health insurance parity.
She participated in sleep research studies during her clinical years at St. Luke's Sleep Medicine and Research Center and is the lead author of "Psychopharmacologic Management of Insomnia", published in Psychiatric Clinics of North America. She has maintained her private practice in St. Louis, with special interests in insomnia and its co-morbidities. Her interest in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) arose from observation of the benefits many of her patients received when they underwent a course of TMS for treatment refractory depression. She is now a part of this well-established team working to alleviate the suffering of people affected by this debilitating illness.