Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (NeuroStar TMS)

About NeuroStar TMS

    NeuroStar TMS is an evidence-based, FDA-cleared treatment for depression that uses targeted magnetic fields to improve communication between the different mood centers in your brain.

    While the exact causes of depression are unknown, studies show that people with depression have different brain chemistry and activity than those without depression. Your brain creates neurotransmitters that carry information through your brain. With depression, your neurotransmitters are depleted, which disrupts that communication.

How NeuroStar TMS Works?

Treatment for depression focuses on increasing the number of neurotransmitters. Neurons — the brain cells that create neurotransmitters — are electrochemical cells. With NeuroStar TMS treatment, your neurons are stimulated into producing more neurotransmitters with electromagnetic pulses instead of chemically with antidepressant medications.

The team at Psychiatric Wellness Center uses NeuroStar® equipment to deliver TMS treatment. The device includes an integrated treatment coil to send targeted stimulation to specific mood centers in your brain. As your neural pathways become more active, the increased communication triggers other mood centers deeper within your brain, starting a chain reaction of improved neural activity.

 

Testimonials

What People Are Saying

“NeuroStar can change everything, like it did for me.”

—Don

“When I was depressed, I felt hopeless, and it was impossible for me to connect with other people. Thanks to NeuroStar, those years are behind me.”

—Molly

“It’s like coming out of a shell. There are so many people who suffer from depression who can be helped by NeuroStar.”

—Kristi

FAQ’s

 

What is NeuroStar Advanced Therapy for Mental Health?

NeuroStar is a non-invasive FDA-cleared therapy that uses short magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain that controls mood. These pulses can have a lasting effect on the brain’s neurotransmitter levels, helping people suffering from depression, anxiety symptoms in those with depression, and OCD achieve response and in some cases long-term remission from depression symptoms.Because NeuroStar is not a drug, it doesn’t cause the side effects that are often associated with antidepressants.

While the exact causes of depression are unknown, studies show that people with depression have different brain chemistry and activity than those without depression. Your brain creates neurotransmitters that carry information through your brain. With depression, your neurotransmitters are depleted, which disrupts that communication.

Is NeuroStar right for me?

If you suffer from depression, anxiety symptoms associated with depression, or OCD but have not benefitted from your current medications—or are not happy with their side effects—NeuroStar Advanced Therapy may be right for you. NeuroStar may also be a good choice if you have tried switching medications for depression but have still not found remission from your symptoms.

Could NeuroStar be right for a loved one?

NeuroStar treats depression and anxiety symptoms associated with depression without the common side effects of medication, offering potential relief and hope for durable remission from depression symptoms. Adult patients suffering from OCD may benefit from NeuroStar’s TMS therapy when combined with other types of treatment, such as medication or behavioral therapy. More than 5.9 million NeuroStar treatments have been administered. If your loved one is unsatisfied with their current treatment, talk to a NeuroStar doctor to see if this transformative treatment is something to explore.

Is NeuroStar safe and does it have any side effects?

An FDA-cleared depression treatment, NeuroStar Advanced Therapy, is safe and easy to tolerate. Because it’s non-drug and non-invasive, it does not have the common systemic side effects of medication. NeuroStar does not have any effects on cognition or sleep. The most common side effect associated with NeuroStar is mild to moderate pain or discomfort that typically subsides within the first week of treatment.

At Psychiatric Wellness Center, our experienced psychiatrists can diagnose and provide you with effective treatment for symptoms of Major Depression with NeuroStar transcranial magnetic stimulation (NeuroStar TMS). Contact us today.

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