Learn More About NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS
Awake and Alert
You can read or watch TV during treatment sessions and drive home or to work after your treatment with no restrictions.
Safe and Non-Invasive
NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS is non invasive and non systemic. The only side effect is the possible minor irritation of the scalp.
Not a Clinical Trial
NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS is an effective treatment for depression, anxiety & OCD.
What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)?

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a non-drug treatment for major depression. During the NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS treatment sessions, a magnet that is similar in strength to one that is utilized in a (MRI) magnetic resonance imaging machine, is used to stimulate the nerve cells in the brain area that are thought to control a person’s mood. These magnetic pulses can have a positive effect on an individual’s brain transmitter levels which can make long-term remission possible.

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS is not a drug, “shock therapy”, surgery or clinical trial. It is a safe, effective treatment for depression without the side effects of medication. It’s an out-patient procedure performed right in our relaxing, spa-like office.

What to Expect from NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS Treatment Sessions

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is the first non-systemic and non-invasive outpatient depression treatment cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients who have not benefited from prior antidepressant treatment. NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS uses highly focused, pulsed magnetic fields to stimulate function in targeted brain regions. NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS is:

  • Non-invasive, meaning that it does not involve surgery. It does not require any anesthesia or sedation, as the patient remains awake and alert during the treatment.
  • Non-systemic, meaning that it is not taken by mouth and does not circulate in the bloodstream throughout the body.

Is NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS Right For YOU?

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS may be right for you if you agree with two or more:

  • Depression symptoms have interfered with my daily life.
  • I am not satisfied with the results I get from depression medication.
  • I have had or worry about side effects from depression medications.
  • I am interested in a proven, non-drug therapy for depression.

While depression medications work for many people, some people still do not feel relief. For hard to treat depression where medication is not giving you adequate relief, NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS is a proven and safe depression treatment option.

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS FAQS

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is an innovative, FDA-cleared therapy that can help people who struggle with MDD even after taking antidepressant medication. It helps activate the natural function of the brain’s neurotransmitters using a non-invasive magnetic field, and is not ECT (electroconvulsive therapy).

The NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy system uses short pulses of magnetic fields to stimulate the area of the brain that is thought to function abnormally in patients with depression. The magnetic field produces an electric current in the brain that stimulates the brain cells (neurons). This results in changes that are thought to be beneficial in the treatment of depression.

Due to its innovative treatment and proven efficacy, NeuroStar TMS Therapy may be covered by your insurance health plan. Many insurance companies have established medical coverage policies for NeuroStar TMS Therapy. Over 300 million patients have insurance policies that cover NeuroStar TMS Therapy through their health plans.

NeuroStar® is non-systemic (does not circulate in the blood throughout the body), so it does not have side effects such as weight gain, sexual dysfunction, nausea, dry mouth, sedation, etc. The most common side effects reported during clinical trials were headache and scalp discomfort – generally mild to moderate – occurring less frequently after the first week of treatment.

No. TMS Therapy involves a unique method of using pulsed magnetic fields for therapeutic benefit. The intensity of the magnetic field is similar to that of the magnetic fields used in magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI. These techniques differ radically from the popular use of low intensity, static magnetic fields. These products deliver weak and undirected static fields that are not capable of activating brain cells.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses a targeted pulsed magnetic field, similar to what is used in an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine. While the patient is awake and alert, NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy stimulates areas of the brain that are underactive in depression.

  • You’ll recline comfortably in the treatment chair
  • A small, curved magnetic coil will be positioned lightly on your head
  • NeuroStar delivers focused magnetic stimulation directly to the target areas of the brain
  • In-office treatment with NeuroStar TMS Therapy takes 19 minutes.
  • You will be fully awake and alert. You can read or watch TV and return to work after your treatment with no restrictions.
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Now Approved For Treating Adolescents

Neurostar TMS therapy has received FDA approval for treatment of adolescent depression!

Read more here.