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 37 minutes, is performed while the patient sits in a chair, and is administered five days a week, for up to four to six weeks.

NeuroStar TMS Therapy® is an FDA-cleared safe and effective non-drug depression treatment for patients who are not satisfied with the results of standard drug therapy.

This proven treatment option provides benefits without the side effects often associated with antidepressant medication.