NeuroStar Therapy

Did you know that depression is caused by reduced activity in the brain?

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BETTER ME GuaranteeNo one is completely sure what causes depression. We do know certain areas of the brain show less activity in people with depression than in people without depression. This loss of activity can lead to an imbalance in the brain's neurotransmitters, which changes the way brain cells signal each other. Serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine are the main neurotransmitters associated with depression.

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Not drugs, Not Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), and Non-surgical

NeuroStar TMS therapy requires no sedation or anesthesia, and the sessions entail no downtime for recovery. It has no impact on your alertness, allowing you to drive home after your treatment and resume your regular activities promptly.

Proven, safe, and effective treatment

Nearly 6 million NeuroStar Advanced TMS treatments have been administered to more than 162,000 patients. In real-world results, 83% of individuals observe an enhancement in the severity of their depression, and 62% achieve complete remission.

NeuroStar TMS

NeuroStar works like physical therapy for your brain by retraining the neurons over time. According to TMS studies, the more NeuroStar treatments delivered, the better the chances of achieving significant improvements and recovery from your depression. That’s why it is important to complete the full number of treatment sessions prescribed by your doctor.

What to know

  • Your patients’ first session is a personalized brain-mapping to make sure the device delivers 100% of the therapy to the right location, at the correct therapeutic depth, each and every time.
  • Treatments take place 5 days a week through the completion of the treatment.
  • Each in-office treatment typically takes 19 minutes, or up to 38 minutes depending on physician recommendation.

Patient takeaway

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is indicated for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in adult patients who have failed to receive satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressant medication in the current episode. Because NeuroStar is so widely covered, it is an easy option that you may be able to start right away. Call us to find out how it works.

What is NeuroStar?
NeuroStar is a safe, effective, non-drug depression treatment that uses focused magnetic pulses, similar in strength to an MRI, to revitalize connections in an area of the brain involved in regulating your mood. When these connections are reawakened, many people experience measurable relief from their depression.
Does it work?
In a study of “real-world” outcomes (meaning actual NeuroStar patients), 83% of people who completed the full NeuroStar treatment cycle experienced a measurable decrease in the severity of their depression, and 62% of those completing treatment saw full remission – meaning their depression effectively "went away."
Does it hurt?
While there may be some minor discomfort at the treatment site (where the device touches your head), it generally subsides within the first week or treatment. There is no sedation, or impact on your alertness. You can read, watch TV, or talk with your treatment coordinator during your session, and you can drive home immediately after treatment.
Does insurance cover it??
Over 300 million people have insurance plans that cover NeuroStar, including Medicare and Tricare. Conditions and coverage can vary by insurance company, and your NeuroStar Team Lead will help you determine your benefits and coverage. We also offer cash-pay and patient financing options if desired, talk with your NeuroStar representative for more details.
Who is NeuroStar for?
NeuroStar is FDA-cleared for adults with Major Depressive Disorder who have not found relief from antidepressant medications. A NeuroStar leader will walk you through the full qualifications for treatment during your initial consultation.