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What Is NeuroStar® TMS Therapy?
TMS of Central Florida is the only provider of NeuroStar TMS Therapy in Brandon, Florida.
NeuroStar TMS is a noninvasive, outpatient treatment for depression. During each 19 minute session, a cushioned coil is precisely placed against your head while magnetic pulses deliver the therapy to the correct location that regulates mood in your brain.
Many patients say they feel a tapping, tingling, or warming sensation where the coil is placed. Treatments are performed while you are awake and you can even resume normal activities right after your treatments. NeuroStar is safe and effective, FDA approved and has 0 systemic side effects unlike other treatments for depression.
Non-invasive – no medications or surgery
Statistically and clinically significant improvement in depression symptoms
No interruption to daily schedule
No undesirable effects on cognition
Few or no side effects (most common side effects are a mild headache and/or scalp discomfort)
Safe and tolerable
Patients may remain on their antidepressants while receiving TMS treatment
What to Expect at a Treatment Session
NeuroStar is the only TMS treatment that has proven to be effective for a year.
In an independent, randomized, controlled trial funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, 307 patients were treated with the NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS for 4 to 6 weeks, similar to real clinical context
Patients were divided into two groups:
- Low Treatment Resistance: Patients who have failed to improve their depression symptoms after a single antidepressant treatment of adequate dose and duration.
- High Treatment Resistance: Patients who have failed to improve their depression symptoms after a multiple (2-14) antidepressant treatments of adequate dose and duration.
At the end of their treatments, patients who had received NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS were four times more likely to achieve remission compared to patients receiving a sham treatment. 1 in 2 patients experienced significant improvement in their depression symptoms and 1 in 3 experienced complete remission. Patients treated with NeuroStar Advanced Therapy also experienced significant improvement in anxiety and physical symptoms (such as appetite changes, aches and pains, and lack of energy) associated with depression.
Since its FDA approval in 2008, there have been trial after trial demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of NeuroStar TMS — as shown by the clinical data of more than 65 studies:
The world’s largest Outcome Registry** in depression
Results in 29 publications
Two randomized, controlled trials
One large real-world trial
12-month durability data5,8
In fact, many patients report that their NeuroStar treatments are relaxing.
No sedation or anesthesia
No side effects
No recovery time
NeuroStar TMS FAQs
Many patients experience side effects from their medication, increasing the chance that they will stop taking them. The most common side effect with NeuroStar is mild to moderate pain or discomfort at the treatment site. For most patients this subsides within the first week of treatment.
The best way to determine if NeuroStar TMS is right for you is by speaking with your doctor or a referring psychiatrist.
In order to ensure your safety, the following general requirements will need to be met prior to receiving TMS therapy:
- Currently diagnosed with treatment-resistant depression by a psychiatrist, physician, or qualified healthcare professional
- No foreign metal in the head or metallic/magnetic implants (most dental work is safe)
Generally, the initial course (acute phase) of treatment will involve at least 36 consecutive treatment sessions over a 7 week period (treatment session is 18 minutes and 45 seconds each day from Monday to Friday) pending on your response, however, additional sessions may be needed.
TMS is a very affordable treatment for depression. In fact, TMS therapy is covered by most major insurance plans. Depending on your plan, estimated costs may vary between plans and some may require a copay for treatment. Since every plan is different and TMS is all we do, our insurance team is experienced at helping our patients understand the exact coverage available to you in your plan so there are no surprises. Explore Insurance Coverage for TMS