Clinical trials have proven the effectiveness of TMS Therapy in treating major depression in people who have not benefited from antidepressant medications.
NeuroStar® TMS Therapy is a medical procedure that works by delivering highly focused MRI-strength magnetic pulses to noninvasively stimulate the prefrontal cortex (area of brain that controls mood) and treat major depression. When receiving TMS a simple magnetic coil is placed on your head – and some people may hear a slight clicking or feel a tapping sensation.
TMS Benefits and Advantages
TMS can restore normal function and reduce the symptoms of depression.
One out of three patients was free of depression symptoms completely.
Outpatient treatment that does not involve medications or surgery
Free of side effects typically experienced with antidepressant medications
TMS is conducted in our office under the supervision of a board-certified psychiatrist, and takes under an hour, while you remain awake, alert and sitting comfortably
Patients do NOT have to stop taking medication in order to receive TMS
Does not require anesthesia or sedation. After treatment you can return to normal activities immediately
Covered by some insurance plans - verified upon physician recommendation