NeuroStar TMS Therapy

What is TMS Therapy?

TMS is transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy (TMS), a non-drug treatment for major depression. TMS uses magnetic pulses, similar in strength to an MRI, to reignite dormant synapses in the brain and help your brain function the way it was meant to. If you have been diagnosed with MDD (Major Depressive Disorder), and have not experienced relief from antidepressants, NeuroStar may be right for you.

Trusted by Professionals

Since the FDA clearance of NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS in 2008, insurance coverage for eligible patients has increased significantly, including most Medicare and Tricare plans nationwide.

Backed by Proven Research

During a NeuroStar Advanced Therapy 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. The result of these magnetic pulses may have a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitter levels, making long-term remission achievable.

NeuroStar TMS treatment uses no sedation or anesthesia, and the sessions have no recovery time. There is no affect on your alertness, so you can drive home after your treatment and get back to your normal activities.

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How Does It Work?

Learn more about how NeuroStar TMS Therapy revitalizes underactive areas of the brain involved in regulating mood, making long-term remission from depression a reality for many people. When antidepressant medications aren’t working, NeuroStar takes a different approach to treating Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). NeuroStar is an FDA-cleared, safe, noninvasive, outpatient treatment that uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to treat depression right at the source – the brain.

Indication Statement

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). 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 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). Visit for full safety and prescribing information.

Does NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS hurt?

No, the most common side effect related to treatment was scalp discomfort during treatment sessions. This side effect was generally mild to moderate, and occurred less frequently after the first week of treatment. If necessary, you can treat this discomfort with an over-the-counter analgesic. If these side effects persist, your doctor can temporarily reduce the strength of the magnetic field pulses being administered in order to make treatment more comfortable. Less than 5% of patients treated with NeuroStar Advanced TMS therapy discontinued treatment due to side effects.

Am I A Candidate?

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Please fill out our patient health questionnaire to see if you are a candidate for NeuroStar TMS and how it can help treat your depression. Scan our QR code or visit: