NeuroStar: the #1 Physician-Recommended TMS Treatment
Mindful Recovery Center in Glendale offers NeuroStar TMS therapy. Many who suffer from depression try multiple types of therapies and medications in their search for relief, and those treatments can leave them behind, failing to deliver the results they’re hoping for or coming with side effects that outweigh the benefits. The cycle can be exhausting and endless.
NeuroStar uses transcranial magnetic stimulation to target key areas of the brain that are underactive in people with depression. It is not ECT (electroconvulsive therapy).
While the exact cause of depression is not known, the leading scientific theory is that it is caused by an imbalance of the brain’s neurotransmitters, which are chemical messengers that send signals between brain cells.
What is NeuroStar Advanced Therapy?
During a treatment session, a magnet similar in strength to that used in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine is used to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain thought to control mood. These magnetic pulses may have a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitter levels, making long-term remission possible.
Depression Treatment Without Pills
Transcranial Stimulation Therapy (TMS) is a non-drug treatment for major depression, using focused magnetic pulses (similar to an MRI) to help your brain function as it was meant to by reigniting dormant synapses. This is not a drug, surgery, or shock therapy; it’s an effective, safe treatment for depression without the side effects that come with medication.
Treatment with NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is easy:
- Therapy sessions are conducted in your NeuroStar-approved doctor’s office
- You can return to normal activities right away
- You are awake during treatment
- There are no negative effects on memory or sleep
- It’s covered by most health insurance plans, including Medicare and Tricare
With more than three million treatments delivered, this novel treatment approach to achieving remission is bringing new hope to people every day.
Who Is a Candidate for This Treatment?
Anyone who has been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and hasn’t experienced relief with antidepressants could benefit from NeuroStar. It doesn’t have any of the side effects of depression medications. It is an in-office treatment that can take less than 20 minutes per daily session over the course of six weeks. At Mindful Recovery Center, we can determine whether this treatment is right for you.
When Should Patients Expect Results?
Our patients often begin to see improvement within two or three weeks of treatment. It may take the form of fewer days of depression, increased desire to engage with other people, or changes in mood. Friends and family may notice the results before you do! Completion of the full course of treatment is critical for long-lasting relief from depression.
NeuroStar has been proven to be safe and effective for patients who haven’t seen improvement or remission from antidepressants. If you have been diagnosed with MDD and haven’t found relief from prescribed drugs, this treatment could be right for you.
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