How It Works
The NeuroStar TMS Therapy® System is designed to non-invasively stimulate the brain using highly focused MRI-strength magnetic pulses, similar to what is used in an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine.
While the patient is awake and alert, the NeuroStar System delivers therapy that is highly targeted, involving the Prefrontal Cortex, a brain region that is believed to be involved in depression. It is understood to be underactive in patients living with depression.
NeuroStar TMS Therapy is an in-office treatment that takes 18 minutes and 45 seconds, is performed while the patient sits in a chair, and is administered five days a week, for up to four to six weeks.