NeuroStar® TMS Therapy for Depression
Antidepressant medications may be effective for many patients, but may not work for everyone. NeuroStar® Advanced TMS Therapy is a safe, proven-effective, non-medication approach to the treatment of depression.
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WHAT IS NEUROSTAR ADVANCED TMS THERAPY?
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a breakthrough non-medication treatment for major depression. NeuroStar TMS is safe and proven effective for adults ages 18 and older including those who have not responded to treatment with antidepressant medications.
NeuroStar TMS offers new hope for people with depression.
Signs of depression include:
HOW DOES NEUROSTAR TMS THERAPY WORK?
NeuroStar TMS is done on an outpatient basis by prescription only and under the supervision of a psychiatrist. During treatment, the patient is awake and seated in a comfortable chair, much like a dentist’s chair. A device, about the size of a cupped hand, rests lightly on the head and delivers a series of targeted magnetic pulses that stimulate the part of the brain involved with regulation of mood.
Treatment is typically administered daily Monday-Friday for four to six weeks. Patients are awake and alert during treatments lasting approximately 20 minutes and may return to their daily routine immediately afterwards.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?
NeuroStar TMS is a non-drug treatment and has none of the systemic side effects commonly associated with antidepressant medication. TMS treatment is generally tolerated by patients with minimal side effects, the most common being mild scalp discomfort.
NeuroStar TMS is an FDA-cleared device and TMS treatment has been proven safe and effective in over 20 years of research on the treatment of depression.