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.
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.
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.
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.
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