PLEASE NOTE: At this time, we are not currently taking admissions to the TMS program. Please check this page for future updates regarding CLM's TMS program. For information regarding availability of other TMS providers, please visit the provider locator at www.neuronetics.com.
The exact cause of depression is not known. Leading scientific theory is that depression is caused by an imbalance of the brain's neurotransmitters, chemical
messengers that send signals between brain cells. While antidepressant medications may be effective for many patients, they do not work for everybody.
TMS Therapy is a safe, proven-effective, non-medication approach to the treatment of depression.
What is Neurostar® TMS Therapy?
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy is a breakthrough non-medication treatment for major depression. TMS Therapy is safe and proven effective for patients including those who have not responded to treatment with antidepressant medications.
TMS Therapy offers new hope for people with depression. Signs of depression include:
- Lack of interest in or pleasure from activities typically enjoyed
- Difficulty thinking or concentrating
- Feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, helplessness, or guilt
- Changes in sleep habits and/or energy levels
- Significant weight gain or loss
How does NeuroStar® TMS Therapy work?
TMS Therapy is done on an outpatient basis by prescription only and under the supervision of a psychiatrist. During treatment, the patient is awake and seated in a comfortable chair, much like a dentist's chair. A device, about the size of a cupped hand, rests lightly on the head and delivers a series of targeted magnetic pulses that stimulate the part of the brain involved with regulation of mood.
Treatment is typically administered Monday-Friday for four to six weeks. Patients are awake and alert during treatments lasting approximately 40 minutes and may return to their daily routine immediately afterwards.
What are the side effects?
TMS Therapy is a non-drug treatment and has none of the systemic side effects commonly associated with antidepressant medication. TMS Therapy is generally tolerated by patients with minimal side effects, the most common being mild scalp discomfort.
Neurostar® TMS Therapy is an FDA-approved device and TMS therapy has been proven safe and effective in over 20 years of research on the treatment of depression.
If you think TMS Therapy might be right for you, contact CLM'S TMS Program and find out more.
Call: CLM TMS Program at 603-434-1577
Click here to download TMS brochure.