NeuroStar Advanced Therapy

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.

During a NeuroStar Advanced Therapy session, a magnet similar in strength to that used in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine is used to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain thought to control mood. These magnetic pulses may have a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitter levels, making long-term remission possible

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Non Invasive Procedure

The NeuroStar Advanced Therapy device is a completely painless and non-surgical procedure. No anesthesia is required.

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No Negative Effects On Memory Or Sleep

After your session is over, you can confidently return to any regularly scheduled activities such as work or school. Your sleep will not be affected at all either.

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Covered By Most Health Insurance

Most insurance companies will help cover the cost of your NeuroStar Advanced Therapy consultation! Find out more by contacting us today.

TMS Testimonials

Thank you for giving my life back to me am slowly leveling out to stay focused and do a wonderful job at work. You saved me! Now I have more positive out look in life and am even maybe thinking about going to college or tech school . I feel I can stay focus to learn like before thanks for helping a family Guy out with 3 kids and one on the way. Am no longer the old me am the new me. God bless this place .

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

TMS Treatment has been proven to be highly effective in helping people with symptoms of severe depression and OCD, along with anxiety that may be related with both disorders. It is safe, non-invasive, FDA approved, and covered by most insurances. Clinics around the country using TMS have seen thousands of people experience great improvement in their mood and in turn have gained a renewed optimism about life.

What is TMS Treatment?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a type of gentle brain stimulation therapy that elicits magnetic waves to target nerve cells focused on mood regulation. The powerful magnetic pulses of TMS cause small electrical currents that stimulate nerve cells in specific regions of the brain. These targeted regions in people with depression are known to be under active, and TMS helps increase activity to help with mood control and depression. MedPsych Integrated uses NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS to treat depression. Using clinically tested trials, NeuroStar TMS has shown that 7 out of 10 patients respond to TMS, and 50 percent will achieve long-term remission. This is a safe, alternative to drugs and one of the best TMS therapies available.

What is a TMS Treatment like at MedPsych Integrated?

You will sit in a very comfortable chair and one of our technicians will place an electromagnetic coil band around your head. Once the customized calibrations are selected, the machine will be turned on and you will feel like woodpeckers with small cotton balls on the tips of their beaks are tapping you on the sides of your head. Most people find it quite relaxing. Each session lasts 19-37 minutes which can be used to catch up on your email or watching Netflix. Typically, TMS therapy sessions are scheduled five days a week for four to six weeks. The length varies depending on your individualized treatment plan which will be designed by Dr. Nadia Meyer.

Is TMS safe?

With the exception of talk therapy, TMS is the safest treatment for depression available today. The most common side effect is minor scalp irritation and this only occurs in about 5% of patients. Other possible side effects include headaches, lightheadedness and tingling which are mild and temporary if they do occur.

Are there other potential side effects?

Though it is extremely rare, TMS can induce a seizure. It is estimated that 1 in 30,000 people may have a seizure from TMS. However, given the fact that the average patient receives around 30 sessions of TMS, many antidepressants have a greater chance of causing a seizure. Wellbutrin, for example, has a rate of 0.4% while TMS has a 0.1 % rate. That’s a risk rate of 4 in 1000 on certain medications vs 1 in 1000 with TMS.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a safe and effective treatment for people who have not achieved remission from depression with antidepressants alone.

Is TMS right for me? Contact us to learn more.

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