What is NeuroStar Advanced Therapy (TMS)?
During a NeuroStar treatment session, a magnet similar in strength to that used in a magnetic resonance imagine (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.
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to overcoming your depression today.
Schedule a free consultation with our NeuroStar Coordinator to see if this treatment is right for you.
Treatment with NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is easy
Therapy sessions are conducted in your NeuroStar doctor's office
You can return to normal activities right away
You are awake during the treatment
There are no negative effects on memory or sleep
It's covered by most health insurance plans, including Medicare
A PET Scan measures vital functions such as blood flow, oxygen use, and blood sugar (glucose) metabolism.
Source: Mark George, M.D. Biological Psychiatry Branch Division of Intramural Research Programs, NMH 1993
How NeuroStar® TMS Therapy works
Here's what you can expect from a NeuroStar Advanced Therapy (TMS) session:
You'll recline comfortably in the treatment chair. A small, curved magnetic coil will be positioned lightly on your head.
NueuroStar delivers focused magnetic stimulation directly to the target areas of the brain. You'll hear a clicking sound and feel a tapping sensation on your head.
NeuroStar Advanced Therapy: Depending on your doctor's recommendation, each treatment takes between 19 and 37 minutes.
You can resume normal activities immediately.
Because there are no effects on alertness or memory, you can drive yourself to and from treatment sessions.
In-office treatment with NeuroStar Therapy typically takes 19-37 minutes and is administered 5 days a week for approximately 4-6 weeks.