TRAnscranial magnetic stimulation (tms)

36 treatments, a lifetime of possibilities.
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NeuroStar TMS Therapy

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) by NeuroStar is used to target critical brain regions that are underactive in depressed individuals. It's not an ECT (electroconvulsive therapy).

Although the precise cause of depression is unknown, the most widely accepted scientific view holds that it is brought on by an imbalance of the neurotransmitters, which are chemical messengers that transfer impulses between brain cells in the brain.
What exactly is NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS ?
A magnet of the same power as an MRI scanner is used during a NeuroStar therapy session to activate nerve cells in the region of the brain known to be responsible for mood regulation. The brain's neurotransmitter levels may be positively impacted by these magnetic pulses, opening the door to long-term remission.
Using NeuroStar Advanced Therapy for treatment
Treatment with NeuroStar Advanced Therapy:
Getting treated with Neurostar TMS is a breeze:

  • No downtime, you can resume your normal activites right away
  • No sexual side effects, or side effects to memory or sleep
  • Most health insurance policies, including Medicare and Tricare, cover therapy sessions
  • Convenient, treatment takes place in our office.

WHY US?

The Practice & TMS Therapy

The Practice is a psychiatric practice, run by a psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse practitioners, all specializing in psychiatry; conditions of the mind, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, mood disorders, eating disorders and yes, depression. Depression it in a variety of ways. We sometimes use medication, sometimes therapy, or a combination of both, for treatment resistant depression we use ketamine infusions or TMS.

We know what depression looks like, and we know what joy on the face of our clients looks like when they begin to experience relief from their depression. We are passionate about getting you or your loved one back to a place where they stop just existing and start really living.

TIMELINE

What to Expect

Days 1 - 5
Establish a new routine
Meet and gain comfort with the office staff and your treater(s)
Acclimate to the feeling oftreatment

You may experience a mild headache, which can be relieved with Tylenol. This is common.

days 6-10
Relax into your treatment routine
Build trust in the relationship withyour NeuroStar team
Become accustomed to being inthe treatment chair

Your treater can makea djustments for an improved experience.

days 11-25
Hear that friends and family may notice positive changes in you
Deepen awareness of your feelings and behaviors
Perceive improvement in your energy and focus

You may have felt positive changes that begin to fade,described as dip or plateau. This is normal.

Days 26-30
Notice a greater sense of motivation
Have more resiliency when facing everyday challenges
Possibly question the need for continued treatments due to current response

Regardless of what you are feeling, it is important to continue coming to treatment for the best chance of long-term effects. It is like finishing a course of antibiotics.

days 31-36
Experience significant relief from depression symptoms
Feel pride for advocating for yourself and completing 36 treatments
Continue noticing new improvements for a period of time following yourfinal treatment.

It is common to wonder what to expect after the completion of Neurostar treatment. Outlining a plan for continued care and engagement with your practice is encouraged.

TESTIMONIALS

What They Say

Molly, real TMS patient
“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
what they say
“Patients who used to tell me life is a chore come back and tell me life is good. Patients who used to tell me they don’t see any future come back and tell me their future plans. Their body language is transformed. It’s so beautiful I cannot describe it in words.”
Dr. Shahla Ali
what they say
It’s like coming out of a shell. There are so many people who suffer from depression who can be helped by NeuroStar.”
Kristi
The details

What to Expect

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.
You’ll hear a clicking sound and feel a tapping sensation on your head.

Graphic showing how NeuroStar works.

Depending on your providers recommendation, each treatment takes between 19 and 37 minutes.

You can resume normal activities immediately.
Because there are no effects on alertness or memory, you can drive yourself to and from treatment sessions.

In-office treatment with NeuroStar TMS Therapy typically takes 19-37 minutes and is administered 5 days a week for approximately

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The stats

In a Clinical Study

83%

Percentage of people who expeince an improvemnt in their symptoms

62%

Percentage of people who experinced total remission

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How NeuroStar TMS Therapy™ Works

My Journey with Depression & NeuroStar with Drew Robinson

Hear from Drew Robinson, mental health advocate and former Major League Baseball player, as he recounts his mental health journey from childhood anxieties to adulthood depression and how NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy helped improve his life.

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Patients tell their stories

Kelly

Designer

"...from being someone who is completely numb and empty of life, to someone who looks forward to every day..."

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Firefighter

"I'm a friend to people now..."

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Allison

Healthcare Provider

"A gamechanger for mental health..."

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"I'm a friend to people now..."

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"Shined a new light on my life..."

we've got answers to

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation, often referred to as TMS is a noninvasive procedure that uses
magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. TMS is typically used when antidepressant medications haven’t been effective, have ceased working, or as an alternative to medication.

How does TMS work?

TMS involves delivering magnetic pulses, noninvasively to specific parts of the brain, which in turn stimulates neuronal activity.

How long is TMS treament?

A typical initial course of treatment is about 19-37 minutes daily over 4-6 weeks totaling 36 treatments. Treatments are short enough that you can fit the treatments into the busiest of schedules.

Is TMS Therapy covered by my insurance?

A vast majority of commercial and Medicare plans have recognized the effectiveness of treating depression with TMS Therapy and now cover TMS as part of their plans.

Is TMS Therapy a good alternative for patients who cannot tolerate the side effects of anti-depressant medications?

TMS does not circulate in the blood throughout the body, so it does not have side effects like 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.

Is TMS Therapy like other alternative therapies that use magnets to treat some illnesses?

No. TMS Therapy involves a unique method of using pulsed magnetic fields for a therapeutic benefit. The intensity of the magnetic field is similar to that of an MRI. These techniques differ radically from the popular use of low intensity, static magnetic fields. Those products deliver weak and undirected static fields that are not capable of activating brain cells. The activation and stimulation of brain cells is a key part of why TMS is so effective.

How long will the results achieved with TMS Therapy last?

While everyone is different in our experience most people will experience remission from their symptoms anywhere from 6 months to 1 year.

What are you waiting for?

Are you depressed? Have you tried everything to feel better?
TMS therapy may be what you’ve been looking for!

Call us today at 904-877-1100

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