- What is TMS Therapy
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For decades, researchers have sought safe and effective treatments for depression. However, there is no single depression treatment that has been proven to work for everyone.
There are non-drug and drug therapies available to treat depression. Depression is often treated with psychotherapy (talk-therapy) and antidepressants medications. Some patients get little or no relief from these medications. Other patients get relief but suffer debilitating side effects. These side effects can eliminate otherwise effective medications from consideration.
One breakthrough therapy for these patients still seeking help with depression is transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation uses short pulses of magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain thought to control mood. It is sometimes referred to as rTMS, which stands for repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation. NeuroStar® TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) Therapy is an FDA-cleared non-invasive medical treatment for patients suffering from depression who have not benefited from initial antidepressant medication.* NeuroStar TMS Therapy is an outpatient procedure. It is performed in a psychiatrist’s office under medical supervision while the patient remains awake and alert. The typical treatment course consists of 5 treatments per week over a 4-6 week period for 20-30 treatments. Each depression treatment session lasts approximately 37 minutes.