At Stillwater Health, we are proud to partner with NeuroStar, the industry leader in TMS therapy. This revolutionary treatment is covered by all major insurance carriers and offers a safe and effective alternative to oral medications. With NeuroStar TMS therapy, you can continue your usual regimen of medication, as it can be used in conjunction with other treatments prescribed by your physician or mental health professional. This makes it an attractive option for those who have not found relief through traditional medication or therapy.
The NeuroStar Advanced Therapy System is indicated for the treatment of depressive episodes and for decreasing anxiety symptoms for those who may exhibit comorbid anxiety symptoms in adult patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and who failed to achieve satisfactory improvement from previous antidepressant medication treatment in the current episode.
The NeuroStar Advanced Therapy system is intended to be used as an adjunct for the treatment of adult patients suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is only available by prescription. A doctor can help decide if NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is right for you. Patients’ results may vary.
Visit neurostar.com for full safety and prescribing information.
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What is NeuroStar TMS?
TMS works by stimulating specific regions of the brain that are associated with mental health conditions. By increasing activity in these regions, TMS can improve symptoms.
Source: Mark George M.D. Biological Psychiatry Branch Division of Intramural Research Progress, NIMH 1993.
Treatment with NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is Easy:
Therapy sessions are conducted in your NeuroStar doctor’s office.
You can return to normal activities right away.
You are awake during treatment.
There are no negative effects on alertness.
The TMS process involves the use of magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. NeuroStar TMS can help support an improved mood. Many NeuroStar patients start to see improvement within 2 to 3 weeks of treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation?
Transcranial magnetic stimulation, often referred to as TMS is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. TMS is typically used when antidepressant medications haven’t been effective, have ceased working, or as an alternative to medication.
How does TMS work?
TMS involves delivering magnetic pulses to specific parts of the brain.
How long is TMS treatment?
A typical initial course of treatment is about 19-37 minutes daily over 7 weeks.
Is TMS Therapy covered by my insurance?
A vast majority of commercial and Medicare plans have recognized the effectiveness of treating depression with TMS Therapy and now cover TMS as part of their plans.
Is TMS Therapy a good alternative for patients who cannot tolerate the side effects of antidepressant medications?
TMS does not circulate in the blood throughout the body, so it does not have side effects like 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.
Is TMS Therapy like other alternative therapies that use magnets to treat some illnesses?
No. TMS Therapy involves a unique method of using pulsed magnetic fields for a therapeutic benefit. The intensity of the magnetic field is similar to that of an MRI. These techniques differ radically from the popular use of low intensity, static magnetic fields. Those products deliver weak and undirected static fields that are not capable of activating brain cells. The activation and stimulation of brain cells is a key part of why TMS is so effective.
How Can We Help You?
NeuroStar TMS is an effective treatment options for a range of mental health needs, Stillwater Health, we offer treatments in a safe and supportive environment, with experienced professionals trained to help you achieve better mental health and quality of life. Contact us today to learn if NeuroStar TMS may be right for you.