For patients with major depressive disorder who have not achieved remission through typical treatment methods, Summa Health Behavioral Health Institute provides NeuroStar Advanced Therapy Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).
Brain activity is reduced in depression. TMS is a safe and effective noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic ﬁelds, similar to that of an MRI, to stimulate the natural function of the brain’s neurotransmitters for long-lasting symptom relief. It’s:
Summa’s TMS team typically treats patients five days a week for four to six weeks. Covered by most insurance plans, each treatment takes between 20 and 45 minutes with no anesthesia required. Most patients report no cognitive side effects. The most common side effect is temporary pain or discomfort at or near the treatment site.
TMS is not recommended for patients who have non-removable conductive metal in or near the head. We encourage all patients to continue to see their psychiatrist, therapist and primary care physician as scheduled during and following treatment.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call 330.379.8765.