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TMS Therapy

NeuroStarSystemIf you are suffering from depression, you are not alone. Approximately 14 million people in the U.S. live with this serious illness and about 4 million of these do not benefit from standard antidepressant medication.

NeuroStar TMS Therapy may be able to help, with effective, non-drug treatment for depression that is bringing new hope to patients every day. This is an FDA-cleared safe and effective treatment for patients with depression who have not benefited from prior antidepressant medication. It works by stimulating areas of the brain that are under-active in patients with severe depression. Because it is not a depression drug, NeuroStar TMS Therapy is free from the side effects that patients often experience when they take antidepressant medication.

What is TMS?

TMS stands for “Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.” When the pulses are given in succession, it is referred to as “repetitive TMS” or “rTMS.” TMS is a medical procedure that works by delivering highly focused MRI-strength magnetic pulses to noninvasively (without surgery) stimulate the brain. The TMS treatment session is conducted using a small hand held device called a “treatment coil” that delivers energy to the brain using pulsed “magnetic fields.” These magnetic fields are similar to those used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines. Patients being treated with TMS do not require anesthesia or sedation. They remain awake and alert and return to work or their daily routine immediately after each treatment.

Benefits and advantages of TMS

  • Outpatient treatment
  • FDA cleared
  • Non-invasive, non-systemic
  • Few or no side effects
  • Safe and tolerable
  • Statistically and clinically significant improvement in depression symptoms (in open-label trial, 67% of patients responded and 45% remitted)

Am I a good candidate?

Please note that NeuroStar TMS Therapy may not be right for everyone. Click here for our Patient Health Questionnaire to see if you qualify.

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Testimonials

TMS Therapy“Such a warm welcoming environment. Dr. Kamireddi and Victoria made sure that I understood what to expect from TMS every step of the way. I am so lucky to have found New England Center for Healthy Minds. I am much more myself than I have been in years, and some of the credit deservedly goes to Victoria and Dr. Kamireddi. Thank you so much for everything.” – L.Z.

“After the first treatment, I felt something clear in my head. I never thought I could feel this good. Dr. Kamireddi was so kind, and Victoria made the process easy for me so I never had to worry. I’ve been able to come off medications and my life is the best it has ever been. It’s a miracle—they’re miracle workers.” – C.C.

TMS Patient Data Outcomes (PHQ-9)

TMS Outcomes

Additional Resources

Click here to learn more about NeuroStar TMS Therapy at neurostar.com.

Contact Us

If you are interested in TMS Therapy at New England Center for Healthy Minds, please contact the TMS Coordinator at (978) 679-1228.