How Does NeuroStar Work?

Bringing Balance Back to Your Life

Research has shown that depression can be caused by an imbalance in the brain’s neurotransmitters, the chemical messengers that send signals between brain cells.3,14,15

In people with depression, key areas of the brain can become inactive due to this imbalance, including areas that control mood.14,15 By stimulating these areas, NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy for Mental Health can have a lasting effect on neurotransmitter levels, making long-term remission from depression symptoms a reality for many patients.1,5,8,12,15

Brain activity is reduced in depression

Mechanism of Action

Take a closer look at how NeuroStar works in the video below.

Mechanism of Action

Targeted Therapy Backed by Proven Results

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy uses a unique form of TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) to stimulate nerve cells in mood-controlling areas of the brain—the same areas that are underactive in people suffering from depression.1,12,15

An FDA-cleared technology, NeuroStar is backed by the largest clinical data set of any TMS system for depression.2

Precision is Key

NeuroStar is not ECT (electroconvulsive therapy). The targeted magnetic pulses used in our treatments are similar in strength to those used in an MRI machine, and cause no effects on your alertness.

Precision is key to NeuroStar treatment, as up to 40% of your required dosage can be lost if treatment sensors are off by just 1mm.2 NeuroStar’s patented Contact Sensing technology delivers the right dose, at the right location, every time.2

Return to your favorite activities.

“NeuroStar has changed my life… It’s given me life, it’s given me joy, it’s given me opportunity.”


Rethink the Way You Treat Your Depression

Have you already tried antidepressant medications? Are you concerned about their side effects? Are you interested in a non-drug, non-invasive treatment?

If this sounds like you, let’s see if NeuroStar is right for you.

See If NeuroStar is Right for Me

Find a NeuroStar Doctor Near You

NeuroStar is a breakthrough depression treatment for people who aren’t satisfied with the results they’ve had with antidepressants. If this describes you or someone you care for, and you’re interested in learning more, use our Doctor Locator to get in touch with a doctor near you who specializes in NeuroStar Advanced Therapy.