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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Depression

Can TMS change your personality?

 

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Because of the way TMS interacts with the brain, some patients worry that it will change their personalities. Fortunately, that isn't the case.

 

TMS will not change a person's personality either permanently or temporarily.

 

Below is additional information and videos on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Depression.

What is NeuroStar Advanced Therapy?

NeuroStar delivers our unique form of TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation), a non-invasive therapy that uses targeted magnetic pulses to stimulate areas of the brain that are underactive in people suffering from depression.

Brain activity is reduced in depression.

TMS - Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Depression

A PET scan measures vital functions such as blood flow, oxygen use, and blood sugar (glucose) metabolism.

 

Source: Mark George M.D. Biological Psychiatry Branch Division of Intramural Research Programs, NIMH 1993

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy for Mental Health is an FDA-cleared, non-drug, non-invasive therapy that can help you achieve long-term relief from the symptoms of depression.

 

Over 115,000 patients have been treated with NeuroStar.

Treatment with NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is easy:

Sessions conducted in doctor's office
 

Return to normal activities right away
 

You are awake during treatment
 

No negative effects on memory or sleep
 

Covered by most health insurance plans

With more than one million treatments performed, this novel treatment approach to achieving remission is bringing new hope to people every day.

 

NeuroStar uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to target key areas of the brain that are underactive in people with depression. It is not ECT (electroconvulsive therapy).

 

While the exact cause of depression is not known, the leading scientific theory is that it is caused by an imbalance of the brain's neurotransmitters, which are chemical messengers that send signals between brain cells.

 

You create a life you love — with action!

 

Setting-up your treatment is fast and easy.

 

We're excited to hear from you!

What happens during a typical NeuroStar TMS treatment session?

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 TMS Therapy stimulates areas of the brain that are underactive in depression.

You create a life you love — with action!

 

Setting-up your treatment is fast and easy.

 

We're excited to hear from you!

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy (TMS) session:

TMS - Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Depression

Before Treatment

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.

After Treatment

Resume normal activities immediately.

No effects on alertness or memory.

Drive yourself to and from treatment sessions.

 

In-office treatment with NeuroStar TMS Therapy takes between 19-37 minutes per session.

TMS - Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Depression

You create a life you love — with action!

 

Setting-up your treatment is fast and easy.

 

We're excited to hear from you!

TMS FAQ

What is TMS?
Targeted stimulation of the left prefrontal cortex modulates deeper brain regions involved in mood regulation.

 

Does TMS hurt?
It is non-invasive- the treatment coil delivers rapid pulses, which may feel like gentle tapping on the scalp.

 

How many treatments is TMS?
We recommend 30-36 treatments.

 

How long are the treatments?
Anywhere from 30 - 90 minutes.

 

What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback (also known as Bio-Feedback) is a non drug treatment. The goal of neurofeedback is to train the brain to regulate it itself.

 

How many treatments is Neurofeedback?
We recommend 30 treatments.

 

Is this covered by insurance?
Most insurances will offer some sort of coverage. However, each insurance company has different policies and regulations on what is needed prior to approving coverage.

 

What insurances do you accept?
We accept all insurances, it only depends on whether your insurance accepts us.

 

Is this an In-Patient program?
Unfortunately no, we operate as an Out-Patient program.

 

Will this conflict with my work schedule?
We do our best to build our schedule around you so all of our students can attend.

 

Do you have to be 18?
Only for TMS treatment.

 

You create a life you love — with action!

 

Setting-up your treatment is fast and easy.

 

We're excited to hear from you!