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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Is TMS right for you?
If you are a patient suffering from depression who has not had satisfactory results from standard antidepressant medication, NeuroStar TMS Therapy may be able to help. This novel alternative depression treatment is not a drug, so it does not circulate throughout the body and does not have the side effects that are associated with drug therapy.
If you agree with two or more of these statements, ask your doctor about NeuroStar TMS Therapy:
Depression symptoms have interfered with my daily life.
I am not satisfied with the results I get from depression medication.
I have had, or have worried about, side effects from depression medications.
I have switched medications for depression due to side effects.
I am interested in a proven, non-drug therapy for depression.
For patients with depression who have not benefited from antidepressant medication, NeuroStar TMS Therapy can offer HOPE.
Facts about TMS Treatments
Patients are awake and alert during treatments
Patients can go back to their normal activities immediately after treatment
In-office treatment takes just 19 - 37 minutes to complete, so patients can quickly resume their daily activities
Treatment is administered five days a week, for approximately 4 to 6 weeks
How TMS Works:
Uses a pulsed magnetic field to stimulate nerve cells in the left prefrontal cortex known to affect mood
Local neurons depolarize and release neurotransmitters
Distant areas of the limbic system are activated via neuronal pathways
Blood flow & glucose metabolism rise in the stimulated regions, which is thought to result in improved mood
"I was very anxious and scared about everything; I was constantly dissociating. I was unable to get much of anything accomplished. Facing each day was getting more and more difficult. After completing TMS, I feel much more hopeful and positive. It was a big reprise from the dissociation! I am now able to complete more tasks and my anxiety has decreased dramatically. I got my life back." – Joann