Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy
Over 16 million people in the U.S. suffer from depression.1 And more than 4 million people are not satisfied with their current treatment with antidepressant medication.2
TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) Therapy is an advanced technique that uses pulsed magnetic technology, similar to MRI-strength magnet, to stimulate areas of the brain that have low metabolic activity. The process helps invigorate the brain’s natural ability to build new or improve the function of networks that control mood and behavior, which provides relief from depression.
NeuroStar TMS Therapy® is an FDA-cleared safe and effective non-drug depression treatment for patients who are not satisfied with the results of standard drug therapy.
This proven treatment option provides benefits without the side effects often associated with antidepressant medication.
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These are images from a SPECT Scan3 (single photon emission computed tomography) scan of the cumulative results from 12 men receiving TMS.
The red-orange in these images show increases in blood flow in the brain as a result of TMS treatment. The bottom left image shows increased blood flow below the TMS coil. Other images also reveal increased blood flow in deeper brain regions involved in mood regulation and correlate with how TMS treats depression.
This scan is an example of how TMS only directly effects the brain circuits involved in mood regulation and not other circuits as medications do, resulting in unwanted side effects.