TMS is a transformational non-drug therapy, approved by the FDA to treat symptoms of depression in those who have not responded to medication. Its magnetic pulses gently stimulate areas of the brain that are underactive in people with depression.
Major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, with symptoms ranging from fatigue and insomnia or excessive sleeping, to feelings of worthlessness or guilt, lack of pleasure in most activities, or recurring thoughts of death or suicide. Though medication is often helpful in managing these symptoms, TMS treatment may be an option for people who experience problematic side effects, who have not found a medication that is effective for them, or who need additional therapeutic support.
ServiceNet offers NeuroStar Advanced Therapy® (a form of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or TMS) at our outpatient Behavioral Health Center in Northampton. This non-drug, non-invasive depression therapy has been proven safe and effective in treating major depression.
TMS therapy uses focused magnetic pulses to awaken areas of the brain that are underactive in depression. By stimulating the release of neurotransmitters and increasing cerebral blood flow, this treatment can result in improved mood. It is usually prescribed for 4-6 weeks, 5 days a week. Following the initial evaluation, each treatment lasts between 19 and 37 minutes. Patients are awake and alert during treatment, and are able to resume normal activities immediately afterwards.
Patients who are taking medications to treat their depression may continue to use them while undergoing TMS therapy.
NeuroStar Advanced Therapy® is available only by prescription, and many insurances cover it. If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, contact our intake line today to schedule a consultation and to find out if TMS treatment may be an option for you: 877.984.6855
For more information, see: www.neurostar.com