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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)is a non-medication treatment approved for patients who have not responded to medication and therapy. Depression is a leading cause of disability in the USA among people ages 15 to 44 and impairs people of all ages. While there are many effective treatments for depression, first-line options such as antidepressants and therapy do not work for every patient. In fact, approximately two-thirds of people with depression don’t get relief from the first antidepressant they try.
TMS is a noninvasive procedure that uses MRI technology to stimulate cells in the specific area of the brain associated with depression. It is typically used when other depression treatments have failed. NeuroStar TMS Therapy is an FDA-cleared, safe and effective, non-drug depression treatment for patients who are not satisfied with the results of standard drug therapy. This novel treatment option provides benefits without the side effects often associated with antidepressant medication. NeuroStar TMS Therapy uses precisely targeted magnetic pulses, similar to those used in MRI and stimulates key areas of the brain that are underactive in patients with depression. Patients are awake and alert during the treatment and can continue normal activities immediately after a session. Treatments are conducted in office, taking approximately 20 minutes per day, 5 days a week for 4-6 weeks.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
for treatment resistant depression
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