TMS : Is it a SAFE Depression Treatment Alternative?
TMS Treatment alterative offers a clinically proven, safe and easy to tolerate, non-invasive alternative to drug, ie antidepressant medications. In many clinical trials that allowed this treatment regiment to gain FDA approval for over 10 years, fewer than 5% of patents ever discontinued treatment due to adverse events while in treatments or after.
Some patients stated that the most common side effects if any experienced, were temporary pain or discomfort near or at the treatment site during the therapy. Which typically may last during the first week out of five. There is a extremely rare risk of seizure associated with TMS therapy, less than .01%.
And no negative effect on memory or sleep, again, making this treatment one of the safest, alternatives for depression.
WHY is NEUROSTAR System Safe:
The Neurostar system is the only TMS system on the market that has a specially designed Contact system:
This precision design is extremely important with TMS therapy because if treatment is off by just 1 mm, up to 40% of the required dosage can be lost. To ensure the most accurate treatment every time, only NeuroStar has a contoured coil to fit the shape of your head, and patented precision technologies including: MT Assist technology to measure magnetic field level 3D Positioning for repeatable and accurate treatment (the full dose every time) Contact Sensing to ensure you receive the full prescribed dose every time It’s also made in the US and does not require headgear, mouth guard, or any other intrusive equipment like other TMS therapy systems
Do I need to continue my prescription medication?
Everyone’s unique and their physical and mental health needs to be reviewed and the TMS Center Centennial’s Psychiatrist and consult team will review your treatment history along with your Doctor. You and your doctor should discuss your current drug treatment status. Then your doctor can recommend the best course of action.
Again, everyone is different, come to your consultation prepared with as much of your medication/treatment history as possible. You and your doctor should discuss your current drug treatment status. Then your doctor can recommend the best course of action.
When will I start feeling relief from depression and will it last?
Many people’s depression symptoms significantly improved or went away after 4 to 6 weeks of treatment with NeuroStar. Only NeuroStar TMS has data showing durability over 12 months*(up to 57% reduction in symptoms at 12 months).(for clinical research ask your doctor/technician)
IF your Doctor is not suggesting a TMS Neurostar system ASK him or her these questions for your own treatment and recovery concerns?
- How does it ensure the most precise level of dosing?
- How does it ensure precise positioning every treatment session?
- How does it minimize stimulation of unrelated brain tissue?
- How often have people stopped treatment before completion?
- Has it helped more people achieve remission than NeuroStar?