NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy in Tampa

When you are an adult patient who has been diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or major depressive disorder with anxious depression, and you have not achieved relief from your symptoms with medication, NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy in Tampa may be an option for you.

NeuroStar is a transcranial electromagnetic stimulation (TMS) treatment that is not medication or surgery. It is designed to improve brain activity and functioning for a patient in the regions associated with mental health challenges. With regular treatments, people have reported a reduction in the symptomatic effects of their mental health conditions. Contact our practice to understand your available treatment options.

How Does TMS Therapy Work?

In TMS therapy, a treatment device, such as NeuroStar, directs electromagnetic waves to strategic areas of the brain to improve its activity. Because mental health conditions are typically associated with depressed brain activity in key places that are responsible for controlling mood, this therapy targets those locations to safely stimulate them. The goal of the treatment is for the brain to begin to stimulate those places on its own.

TMS Therapies as an Alternative to Medication Treatment

Medications for mental health conditions work to regulate the brain from the inside. Not every patient is well-suited to medications as some people are unable to manage the side effects or they find it difficult having to frequently switch medications because of poor results. TMS therapies physically treat mental health symptoms by stimulating a patient’s brain from the outside. NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy in Riverview or Tampa could be used alone as an alternative to medication treatment, or alongside medications to further enhance efficacy.

What Will the Treatment Appointment Look Like?

One of our Riverview clinicians will deliver the NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy treatment in a 20-minute therapy session. During an appointment, a NeuroStar device is held to a patient’s head in a specific position, and it emits electromagnetic waves. It will make contact with the area where the brain needs stimulation. Over time a person’s brain is trained to improve its activity and functioning on its own.

How Quickly Will NeuroStar Deliver Results?

Most patients experience optimal results after the recommended six-week course. Some patients experience positive results in as early as one to two sessions, including changes in mood, a reduced number of days experiencing depression, and an increased desire to engage with people. It is important to remember that every person responds differently and a patient may need more or less treatment sessions to achieve optimal results.

Are There Negative Side Effects?

Patients generally tolerate NeuroStar well, which is why it could be an attractive treatment option. During clinical trials, there has not been proven evidence of severe or adverse side-effects, and when performed by a licensed professional in a clinical setting it is safe.

Speak to Our Specialists to Discover if Tampa NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy Is an Option

When you are struggling with MDD, OCD, or MDD with anxious depression and have not found relief from medication, we could help you. NeuroStar is covered by most American health insurers, including Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare.

For more information about NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy in Tampa, schedule a consultation with our specialists today. At our practice, we don’t just seek to treat depression but to beat it. We would be delighted to help you discover the treatment options available to you.

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.

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).

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Important Safety Information

The most common side effect is pain or discomfort at or near the treatment site. These events are transient; they occur during the TMS treatment course and do not occur for most patients after the first week of treatment. There is a rare risk of seizure associated with the use of TMS therapy (<0.1% per patient).

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy should not be used with patients who have non-removable conductive metal in or near the head. NeuroStar Advanced Therapy has not been studied in patients who have not received prior antidepressant treatment.