The clinic resides in centre of Geneva, just a stone’s throw from its world famous lake. Patients can get there from the Geneva International Airport in just 15 minutes by car.
There’s a large selection of hotels and restaurants in the area that cater to any budget and taste.
Dr. Rachid offers a fully bespoke treatment programme for depression and anxiety that’s customised to each patient’s unique needs. Most treatments blend psychopharmacology and psychotherapy for optimal results.
Fields of specialisation:
Dr Rachid began practicing his core speciality, Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, from his private clinic in Geneva in 2007.
1. Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)
Dr. Rachid is one of the only specialists to offer rTMS in Switzerland. This evidence-backed, research-driven therapy has been proven effective against treatment resistant mood disorders, especially Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD).
A patient with TRD doesn’t respond well to classic psychotherapeutic and pharmacological therapies. Therefore, in this situation, rTMS may be the only effective way to combat the condition.
Dr Rachid is a world leader in rTMS, with over 20 years of extensive experience.
The cutting edge technique requires stimulating specific areas of the brain with a pulsed electromagnetic field to obtain strategic alternatives. By modulating neural network activity, Dr Rachid has been successful in alleviating treatment resistant disorders, including depression.
It’s a painless and completely non-invasive approach that’s frequently used in some of the world’s leading medical institutions, including Harvard and Yale University.
The American FDA formerly approved rTMS for use against Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD) and Obsessive-Compulsive disorder (OCD). However, the treatment has also been shown to be effective against various other psychiatric and neurological conditions, including:
2. Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)
Aside from rTMS, Dr Rachid has extensive experience with Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS). This state-of-the-art therapy can effectively treatment conditions like Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), mild cognitive disorders, and moderate depression. As with rTMS, tDCS is a painless and non-invasive form it therapy that stimulates specific areas of the brain. The key difference is it uses a direct current rather than an electromagnetic field.
Dr Rachid received a Sub-Specialty traning from Yale University in Psychopharmacology and has extensive knowledge and experience in managing medications.
Dr Rachid may incorporate psychotherapy to complement the use of rTMS.
One common example is Schema therapy (ST), which is effective at combating chronic mood disorders, anxiety, and personality disorders. ST is well-regarded, integrative approach that combines cognitive behavioral therapy, Gestalt and experiential therapy, and attachment and object relations theories.
Furthermore, when appropriate, Dr Rachid adopts Interpersonal Psychotherapy techniques to treatment depression caused by bereavement, career transitions or issues, and social isolation.