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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) 

Neurostar uses Transcranial magnetic stimulaton (rTMS) to target key areas of the brain that are underactive in people with depression. It is not ECT (electroconvulsive therapy).

What is NeuroStar Advanced Therapy (TMS)?

    How does depression happens?


    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.

    What is NeuroStar Advanced Therapy (TMS)?

    During a NeuroStar treatment session, a magnet similar in strength to that used in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine is used to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain thought to control mood. These magnetic pulses may have a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitter levels, making long-term remission possible.

    Treatment with NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is easy
    • Therapy sessions are conducted in our office
    • You can return to normal activities right away
    • You are awake during treatment
    • There are no negative effects on memory or sleep
    • It’s covered by most health insurance plans, including Medicare and Tricare

    What to expect From TMS sessions?

    Before you start your first session, you can request a visit our “TMS room”

    Our friendly operators will educate you about the tms procedure, show you the rTMS machine and answer any questions

    Please come ten to fifteen minutes early. Please watch our video explaining the tms session.

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    16 Junction Drive W, Ste 2,

    Glen Carbon, IL 62034


    Mon – Fri: 8:30 Am to 5 PM

    2nd Saturday of every month:

    From: 8:30 AM to 2 PM