NeuroStar TMS Therapy is an innovative, FDA-cleared therapy that can help people who struggle with Major Depressive Disorder even after taking antidepressant medication. It helps activate the natural function of the brain’s neurotransmitters using a non-invasive magnetic field.
How does NeuroStar Advanced Therapy Work?
NeuroStar TMS Therapy® is used to reduce the symptoms of medication resistant major depressive disorder. TMS stands for “Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation”. In NeuroStar TMS Therapy, TMS is delivered by the NeuroStar TMS System as powerful magnetic field pulses. NeuroStar TMS Therapy has been shown to be safe and effective in the treatment of adult patients with depression who have failed to receive satisfactory improvement from 4 prior antidepressant medications in the current episode.
NeuroStar TMS Therapy is performed in the doctor’s office under the care of Dr. Paul Murphy. The treatment is noninvasive and non-systemic which means that it does not involve surgery and does not circulate in the blood stream throughout the body. Treatment with NeuroStar TMS Therapy does not involve anesthesia or sedation, and patients are awake and alert during the treatment session. A typical treatment course consists of 5 treatments per week over about 6 weeks for a total of 36 separate treatment sessions. Each treatment session lasts 19 to 30 minutes. You should discuss the number of treatments and treatment schedule with Dr. Murphy.
NeuroStar TMS Therapy is not an appropriate treatment for all patients with depression. You should call 316-636-2888 to make an appointment to discuss the information with Dr. Murphy or his medical staff to determine if NeuroStar TMS Therapy is an appropriate treatment option for you.