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Services & Treatments

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy System

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy System is a treatment option for adults with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) whose symptoms have not responded to antidepressant medication. It’s a noninvasive technology that’s known as transcranial magnetic stimulation or TMS.

About This Technology

  • Uses highly targeted, pulsed magnetic field to stimulate function in the brain regions associated with mood
  • Magnetic pulse are similar to those used in an MRI
  • Approved by the FDA for adult patient use
Introduction to NeuroStar TMS Therapy

Treatment Experience

  • Patient reclines in a comfortable chair
  • Device with a coil rests lightly on the patient’s head
  • Stimulation is delivered to the targeted regions of the brain
  • Patient hears a clicking sound and feels a tapping sensation on the head
  • Patient can immediately return to normal activities

If you agree with two or more of these statements, ask your doctor about NeuroStar TMS Therapy at the Center for Mental Wellness at Willis-Knighton.

  • Depression symptoms have interfered with my daily life.
  • I am not satisfied with the results I get from depression medication.
  • I have had, or have worried about, side effects from depression medications.
  • I have switched medications for depression due to side effects.
  • I am interested in a proven, non-drug therapy for depression.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.