Karl Lanocha, M.D. is a neuropsychiatrist who specializes in treatment resistant depression. He has over 25 years of experience in neuromodulation and brain stimulation therapy and trained in TMS at the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. In May 2010, Dr. Lanocha was a member of an expert panel speaking on the clinical use of TMS at the 163rd Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. As one of the first providers of TMS Therapy in the nation after FDA approval in 2008, Dr. Lanocha is recognized by his peers as one of the most experienced TMS specialists in the nation.
In his experience treating patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings, Dr. Lanocha has come to understand that depression, and in fact most psychiatric illnesses, is intricately related to other physical conditions and illnesses patients experience, such as sleep disorders and chronic pain. This led Dr. Lanocha to pursue a secondary speciality in sleep medicine. Dr. Lanocha recognizes depression as “a painful condition that affects a person’s entire being.”
For this reason, the TMS Treatment program at The TMS Center of New England consists of a comprehensive and holistic approach. The right amount of rest, a balanced diet, and a certain amount of daily exercise can all play important roles in the recovery from depression. At the TMS Center of New England, every patient has an individual treatment plan that addresses these and many more aspects of care.
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Past Training and History
Dr. Lanocha received his medical training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the Combined Accelerated Program in Psychiatry, with a clinical clerkship at Guy’s Hospital in London, England. He completed his residency training in psychiatry at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and a Fellowship in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic in London, England. For 20 years he was the Medical Director for Psychiatric Services at Concord Hospital in Concord, NH. He also served as the psychiatric consultant for St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He has been named by his peers as one of New Hampshire Magazine’s “Top Docs”.