Have you felt severe depression? Does it seem to take over your life? Maybe TMS is for you!
TMS stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. TMS is approved by the FDA as a non-invasive, non-drug treatment for depression.
At Aspire Psychiatry, we use NeuroStar Equipment for the TMS Sessions. Below are some typical questions about TMS.
What to Expect
NeuroStar treatments take place in a doctor’s office. Before treatment, a small magnetic coil is positioned lightly on your head. As treatment begins, you will hear a clicking sound and feel a tapping sensation on your head.
During a NeuroStar treatment session, you recline comfortably in a treatment chair and remain awake and alert the entire time. You may watch TV, read, play games, or chat with your treatment provider during your session.
Treatment sessions typically takes anywhere from 18 to 40 minutes.
When Will I See Results?
NeuroStar treatments are typically delivered within the course of 4 to 6 weeks*. After 2 to 3 weeks of treatment, you may start to notice improvements in mood, experience fewer days of depression, and find that you want to engage with other people more often.3 Your friends and family may notice your results before you do!
Is NeuroStar experimental?
NeuroStar is not experimental; it was cleared by the FDA in 2008 to help people fight depression. Today, NeuroStar is the top TMS choice of doctors, and over 4 million treatments have been delivered.