NeuroStar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy is an innovative, leading-edge treatment for major depression in patients who have not benefitted from prior antidepressant medication. It is administered in an office setting under the supervision of a psychiatrist in conjunction with, or in some cases in lieu of, medications.
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How NeuroStar TMS Works
Using precisely targeted magnetic impulses, the technology stimulates key areas of the brain that are underactive in patients with depression.
The treatment will cause minimal disruption to daily routine. Patients can drive, work, and continue their usual daily activities before and immediately after daily treatments. NeuroStar TMS has also been used successfully in pain syndromes, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders.
NeuroStar TMS Facts
It is a radiation-free treatment.
The treatment works using magnetic stimulation generated by electrical impulse.
It is indicated for treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in patients who have inadequate response to medication.
Patients may continue their medication.
The treatment includes weekly assessment in treating MDD.
Patients may be able to minimize psychiatric medications.
Patients may continue psychotherapy or group therapy.
There are no cognitive changes associated with treatment.
Mild headache and pain at site of magnetic stimulation are the most common side effects.
Patients are encouraged to continue their daily routines, including working and driving.
We work with each patient's insurance company to maximize coverage and reimbursement.