What is NeuroStar Advanced Therapy (TMS)?
During a NeuroStar treatment session, a magnet similar in strength to that used in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine is used to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain thought to control mood. These magnetic pulses may have a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitter levels, making long-term remission possible.
Treatment with NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is easy:
With more than three million treatments delivered, this novel treatment approach to achieving remission is bringing new hope to people everyday.
Process Of NeuroStar TMS
Here’s what you can expect from a NeuroStar Advanced Therapy (TMS) session:
What Patients Are Saying
Demi GoodmanI’d been on medication for 2 years prior to TMS with no improvement in my depression. Neurostar treatment seems to have snapped me out of depression and allowed the medications and therapy to work better.
Alex SchwartzI was reluctant before trying but it has helped a lot in combination with medications. Give it a try!
Norman DouglasNeurostar saved my life. I did bilateral for both anxiety and depression and have felt great for over a year now.
Bella RamirezNeurostar TMS is designed for treatment-resistant depression. I would definitely suggest it if it’s something you have access to ❤️
What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation?
Transcranial magnetic stimulation, often referred to as TMS is a noninvasive procedure that uses
magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. TMS is typi-
cally used when antidepressant medications haven’t been effective, have ceased working, or as an
alternative to medication.
How does TMS work?
TMS involves delivering magnetic pulses to specific parts of the brain.
Does TMS Hurt?
How long is TMS treatment?
A typical initial course of treatment is about 19-37 minutes daily over 7 weeks.
Is TMS Therapy covered by my insurance?
A vast majority of commercial and Medicare plans have recognized the effectiveness of treating de-
pression with TMS Therapy and now cover TMS as part of their plans.
Is TMS Therapy a good alternative for patients who cannot tolerate the side effects of antidepressant medications?
TMS does not circulate in the blood throughout the body, so it does not have side effects like 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.
Is TMS Therapy like other alternative therapies that use magnets to treat some illnesses?
No. TMS Therapy involves a unique method of using pulsed magnetic fields for a therapeutic benefit.
The intensity of the magnetic field is similar to that of an MRI. These techniques differ radically from
the popular use of low intensity, static magnetic fields. Those products deliver weak and undirected
static fields that are not capable of activating brain cells. The activation and stimulation of brain cells
is a key part of why TMS is so effective.
NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is only available by prescription. A doctor can help decide if NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is right for you. Patients’ results may vary. The NeuroStar Advanced Therapy System is indicated for the treatment of depressive episodes and for decreasing anxiety symptoms for those who may exhibit comorbid anxiety symptoms in adult patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and who failed to achieve satisfactory improvement from previous antidepressant medication treatment in the current episode. The NeuroStar Advanced Therapy system is intended to be used as an adjunct for the treatment of adult patients suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Visit http://Neurostar.com for full safety and prescribing information. Important Safety Information: The most common side effect is pain or discomfort at or near the treatment site. These events are transient; they occur during the TMS treatment course and do not occur for most patients after the first week of treatment. There is a rare risk of seizure associated with the use of TMS therapy (<0.1% per patient). NeuroStar Advanced Therapy should not be used with patients who have non-removable conductive metal in or near the head. NeuroStar Advanced Therapy has not been studied in patients who have not received prior antidepressant treatment.