About Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Is Neurostar TMS Therapy Safe?
Clinical trials have proven the safety of NeuroStar TMS Therapy® in treating patients who’ve had an inadequate response to prior antidepressant medications.
Is TMS Therapy an Effective Treatment for Depression?
Have you sought treatment for your depression from antidepressants only to find less than satisfactory results? NeuroStar TMS Therapy is a new treatment option clinically proven to improve symptoms of depression in patients that did not respond to prior antidepressant treatment.
Welcome to TMS of Valdosta. We provide patients in South Georgia with the latest in depression treatments. We are pleased to be able to offer Neurostar® TMS Therapy to our patients. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy is one of the most technologically advanced depression treatments available. This non-invasive, outpatient therapy is FDA cleared and has helped thousands of depression patients who have not received adequate results from antidepressants.
What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation?
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, TMS Therapy, uses short pulses of magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the one of the areas of the brain thought to control mood.
TMS Therapy is a treatment that can be performed in a psychiatrist's office, under his or her supervision while you remain awake and alert, using a medical device called the NeuroStar TMS Therapy system.
NeuroStar TMS Therapy is:
•Non-invasive, meaning that it does not involve surgery. It does not require any anesthesia or sedation, as the patient remains awake and alert during the treatment
•Non-systemic, meaning that it is not taken by mouth and does not circulate in the blood stream throughout the body.
The typical initial treatment course consists of 5 treatments per week over a 4-6 week period, for an average of 20-30 total treatments. Each treatment session lasts approximately 40 minutes.