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Non-drug treatment

There are non-drug and drug therapies available to treat depression. Depression is often initially treated with psychotherapy (talk therapy) and antidepressant medication administered together. Although antidepressants can be effective for some patients, they do not work for everybody. Additionally, antidepressants often result in unwanted side effects.

Many patients do not receive adequate benefit from antidepressant medication and/or cannot tolerate the side effects caused by them.1 For these patients, alternative treatments that involve the use of a medical device are available. These treatments include transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and vagus nerve stimulation (VNS).1

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses short pulses of a magnetic field to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain thought to control mood. The pulsed magnetic field may have a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitter levels.

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 novel treatment option provides benefits without the side effects often associated with antidepressant medication.2,3,4

NeuroStar TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) Therapy 2:
  • Is similar to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Uses precisely targeted magnetic pulses
  • Stimulates key areas of the brain that are underactive in patients with depression
  • Is conducted right in the doctor’s office

Facts about NeuroStar TMS Depression Treatment
  • Patients are awake and alert during treatment
  • Patients can go back to their normal activities immediately after treatment
  • In-office treatment takes 37 minutes
  • Treatment is administered 5 days a week, for approximately 4 to 6 weeks

 
With nearly 500 NeuroStar physicians providing therapy, and more than 12,000 patients treated, this novel treatment approach to achieving remission is bringing new hope to patients every day.2

NeuroStar TMS Therapy may not be right for everyone. Talk to a NeuroStar physician about how this proven depression treatment can help and whether it is right for you.

Watch the video to learn how NeuroStar TMS Therapy has helped reduce symptoms in people living with depression.

Taken directly from Neurostar’s website