NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS

What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)?

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a non-drug treatment for major depression. During the NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS treatment sessions, a magnet that is similar in strength to one that is utilized in a (MRI) magnetic resonance imaging machine, is used to stimulate the nerve cells in the brain area that are thought to control a person’s mood. These magnetic pulses can have a positive effect on an individual’s brain transmitter levels which can make long-term remission possible.

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS is not a drug, “shock therapy”, surgery, or clinical trial. It is a safe, effective treatment for depression without the side effects of medication. It’s an out-patient procedure performed right in our relaxing, spa-like office.

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Awake and Alert

You can read or watch TV during treatment sessions and drive home or to work after your treatment with no restrictions.

Safe and Non-Invasive

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS is non invasive and non systemic. The only side effect is the possible minor irritation of the scalp.

Not a Clinical Trial

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS is an effective treatment for depression, anxiety & OCD.

What to Expect from NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS Treatment Sessions

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is the first non-systemic and non-invasive outpatient depression treatment cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients who have not benefited from prior antidepressant treatment. NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS uses highly focused, pulsed magnetic fields to stimulate function in targeted brain regions. NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS is:

  • Non-invasive, meaning that it does not involve surgery. It does not require any anesthesia or sedation, as the patient remains awake and alert during the treatment.
  • Non-systemic, meaning that it is not taken by mouth and does not circulate in the bloodstream throughout the body.

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Is NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS Right For YOU?

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS may be right for you if you agree with two or more:

  • Depression symptoms have interfered with my daily life.
  • I am not satisfied with the results I get from depression medication.
  • I have had or worry about side effects from depression medications.
  • I am interested in a proven, non-drug therapy for depression.

While depression medications work for many people, some people still do not feel relief. For hard to treat depression where medication is not giving you adequate relief, NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS is a proven and safe depression treatment option.

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS FAQS

NeuroStar is a safe, effective, non-drug depression treatment that uses focused magnetic pulses, similar in strength to an MRI, to revitalize connections in an area of the brain involved in regulating your mood. When these connections are reawakened, many people experience measurable relief from their depression.

In a study of “real-world” outcomes (meaning actual NeuroStar patients), 83% of people who completed the full NeuroStar treatment cycle experienced a measurable decrease in the severity of their depression, and 62% of those completing treatment saw full remission – meaning their depression effectively “went away.”

Over 300 million people have insurance plans that cover NeuroStar, including Medicare and Tricare. Conditions and coverage can vary by insurance company, and your NeuroStar Team Lead will help you determine your benefits and coverage. We also offer cash-pay and patient financing options if desired, talk with your NeuroStar representative for more details.

NeuroStar® is non-systemic (does not circulate in the blood throughout the body), so it does not have side effects such as weight gain, sexual dysfunction, nausea, dry mouth, sedation, etc. The most common side effects reported during clinical trials were headache and scalp discomfort – generally mild to moderate – occurring less frequently after the first week of treatment.

No. TMS Therapy involves a unique method of using pulsed magnetic fields for therapeutic benefit. The intensity of the magnetic field is similar to that of the magnetic fields used in magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI. These techniques differ radically from the popular use of low intensity, static magnetic fields. These products deliver weak and undirected static fields that are not capable of activating brain cells.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses a targeted pulsed magnetic field, similar to what is used in an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine. While the patient is awake and alert, NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy stimulates areas of the brain that are underactive in depression.

You’ll recline comfortably in the treatment chair
A small, curved magnetic coil will be positioned lightly on your head.

NeuroStar delivers focused magnetic stimulation directly to the target areas of the brain.

In-office treatment with NeuroStar TMS Therapy takes 19 minutes.

You will be fully awake and alert. You can read or watch TV and return to work after your treatment with no restrictions.

While there may be some minor discomfort at the treatment site (where the device touches your head), it generally subsides within the first week or treatment. There is no sedation, or impact on your alertness. You can read, watch TV, or talk with your treatment coordinator during your session, and you can drive home immediately after treatment.

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