How NeuroStar® Treatment Works

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses a targeted pulsed magnetic field, similar to what is used in an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine. While the patient is awake and alert, NeuroStar TMS Therapy stimulates areas of the brain that are underactive in depression.5

Here’s what you can expect from a NeuroStar Advanced Therapy (TMS) session:

Before treatment

 

  • You’ll recline comfortably in the treatment chair

  • A small, curved magnetic coil will be positioned lightly on your head

 

During treatment

 

  • NeuroStar delivers focused magnetic stimulation directly to the target areas of the brain

  • You’ll hear a clicking sound and feel a tapping sensation on your head

After treatment

 

  • You can resume normal activities immediately

  • Because there are no effects on alertness or memory, you can drive yourself to and from treatment sessions

In-office treatment with NeuroStar TMS Therapy takes 19-37 minutes and is administered 5 days a week for approximately 4-6 weeks.*