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.

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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 

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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

Patient Testimonials

"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