NeuroStar TMS Therapy for Depression

Do you struggle with depression? Are your medications just not working? Have the side effects become too much? TMS Therapy can offer hope.

Get Relief With TMS

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is used to treat Major Depression Disorder (MDD), OCD, in some cases, Anxiety by stimulating the brain non-invasively using electromagnetic fields, like those produced by a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine. Our NeuroStar TMS Therapy system uses short pulses of magnetic fields to stimulate the area of the brain that is known to regulate mood. The magnetic field produces an electrical magnetic pulse in the brain that stimulates the brain cells (neurons). This results in changes that are thought to be beneficial in the treatment of depression.

TMS may be right for you if you agree with two or more:

  • Tried 2 or more medications and not satisfied with the results from depression medication (Depending on insurance plan)
  • Switched medications for depression due to side effects
  • Depression symptoms have interfered with daily life
  • Have/had or worry about side effects from depression medications
  • Interested in a proven, non-drug therapy for depression

How does TMS therapy works?

While the patient is awake and alert, TMS Therapy stimulates areas of the brain that are underactive in depression.

  • You will be fully awake and alert
  • Patient reclines comfortably in the treatment chair
  • A small, curved magnetic coil is positioned lightly on patient’s head
  • TMS delivers focused magnetic stimulation directly to the target areas of the brain
  • You can read or watch TV and return to work after your treatment with no restrictions
  • Course of treatment is about 19-37 minutes daily over 4-6 weeks
TMS is non-systemic (does not circulate in the blood throughout the body), so it does not have side effects such as weight gain, sexual dysfunction, nausea, dry mouth, sedation, etc. The most common side effects reported during clinical trials were headache and scalp discomfort – generally mild to moderate – occurring less frequently after the first week of treatment.
Most commercial and Medicare plans have recognized the effectiveness of treating depression with TMS Therapy and now cover TMS as part of their plans.

Our providers are in-network with a variety of insurance plans as a courtesy to our patients. We are happy to check with you plan to determine coverage and financial obligation.

We welcome self-pay patients and/or those out of network benefits. We will provide documentation to submit for reimbursement from your insurance carrier. For those patients where their insurance carriers do not cover TMS therapy, they can contact AdvancedCare for affordable financing for procedures and treatment plans.