NeuroStar uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to target key areas of the brain that are underactive in people with depression. It is not ECT (electroconvulsive therapy). While the exact cause of depression is not known, the leading scientific theory is that it is caused by an imbalance of the brain’s neurotransmitters, which are chemical messengers that send signals between brain cells.
During a NeuroStar treatment session, a magnet similar in strength to thatused in a magnet resonance imaging (MRI) machine is used to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain thought to control mood. These magnet pulses may have a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitter levels, making long – term remission possible.
Treatment with NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is easy:
With more than three million treatment delivered, this novel treatment approach to achievement remission is bringing new hope to people every day.