How NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy in Tampa Works

NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy s a non-surgical, non-medication, FDA-cleared treatment for patients who present with major depressive disorder (MDD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or major depressive disorder with anxious depression.

This treatment is ideal for those who have unsuccessfully tried multiple medications to manage their mental health condition. During seven weeks of treatment, which consist of 20-minute sessions each, you can achieve symptomatic relief from your MDD or OCD symptoms. To discover how NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy in Tampa works, and if this treatment is right for you, by speaking to one of our clinical specialists today.

How Does NeuroStar Work?

NeuroStar is the top physician-recommended TMS treatment for patients diagnosed with MDD and OCD who have not been successful with medication. Clinicians recommend this treatment for those who cannot achieve symptomatic relief from their MDD or OCD from medication alone.

NeuroStar’s effectiveness is backed by extensive research. One study demonstrated an improvement in depression symptoms in 83% of patients. In as little as two or three weeks following their first NeuroStar treatment, Riverview patients experienced measurable improvement in their depression symptoms, including elevated mood, reduced depression days, and an increased desire for social engagement.

NeuroStar has been proven to have long-lasting results for patients who present with medication-resistant depression and is the only TMS treatment proven to be effective for one year. There have been 6.1 million NeuroStar treatments to date that have been performed on 169,000 people who met the criteria for being a good candidate for the treatment.

Understanding the Science Behind NeuroStar

Mental health disorders start in the brain. In certain regions, particularly those that regulate mood, emotion, and behavior, patients who are diagnosed with MDD and OCD experience lowered brain activity compared to nonpatients. Often, it is this lowered brain activity that causes the symptoms of MDD and OCD, which may be challenging for people to manage with medication alone.

NeuroStar aims to stimulate these areas of the brain and could help a patient regulate their emotion and mood. Over time, NeuroStar works to train the brain to improve activity on its own to manage symptoms.

How Does NeuroStar Treatment Work?

NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy is delivered at our Riverview clinic and does not require anesthesia. Throughout the appointment, you will be awake, alert, and comfortable.

During treatment, a medical specialist will place the NeuroStar device against your head. Pulses of electromagnetic energy will be delivered through this device and to strategic treatment areas in the brain. These electromagnetic pulses are safe, and no adverse effects have been reported in clinical trials. Following the NeuroStar treatment, you can resume any regular activities.

Discover if NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy in Tampa Is Right for You

For patients who present with MDD, OCD, and MDD with anxious depression who are struggling with standard medication treatment, NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy in Tampa can be an ideal treatment option. This non-surgical, non-medication treatment is designed for patients who have not achieved results with traditional medication, who cannot manage their medication’s side effects, or who find themselves switching between medications often. Additionally, NeuroStar is covered by many major American insurance companies, including Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare.

Do you have more questions about how NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy in Tampa works? Schedule your consultation with one of our medical specialists today. We would be delighted to help you answer all your questions.

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.