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Conditions Treated by Sarasota TMS Therapy

Many of our patients present with mental health conditions that could be treated with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy. At our clinic, we offer NeuroStar, a non-invasive, non-surgical TMS therapy.

NeuroStar is indicated for adult patients who are diagnosed with a range of mental health conditions. It offers proven depression relief that lasts without the need for medication or surgery. For more information, and to discover if you are eligible for Sarasota NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy, schedule a consultation with us today.

What Conditions Could NeuroStar Treat?

NeuroStar is indicated for the following conditions in adult patients:

A medical professional at a clinic offering TMS therapy could answer any questions surrounding eligibility for treatment.

Major Depressive Disorder

MDD is one of the major causes of disability. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) patients with MDD must experience a depressed mood or decreased interest causing social or occupational impairment, along with four of the following symptoms:

MDD is associated with abnormalities in brain structure and function, which could result in an imbalance of neurotransmitter levels.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

OCD significantly interferes with daily living activities. Brain imaging studies have shown that people who present with OCD typically have differences in brain structure and function unique from those who do not have OCD. These patients typically have differences in brain areas that control behavior and emotional responses.

Major Depressive Disorder with Anxious Depression

According to research, up to 75 percent of patients with major depressive disorder also experience anxiety, which is known as having MDD with anxious depression. According to the DSM-5, patients with MDD with anxious depression experience:

Typically, MDD patients with anxious depression experience worse clinical outcomes, worse prognosis, poorer functioning, and poorer quality of life than other MDD patients.

How Does TMS Therapy Relieve Symptoms?

Patients with these conditions typically have differences in brain structure and function that result in lowered brain activity. NeuroStar applies painless, non-invasive transcranial magnetic stimulation to enhance brain activity. Over time, TMS therapy trains the brain to enhance activity by itself, allowing a person to experience relief from symptoms.

When someone’s depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder medication is not offering any relief from conditions, NeuroStar TMS Therapy in Sarasota, which is not medicinal, could be a good treatment option.

In Sarasota, Schedule Your Appointment for NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy Today

NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy in Sarasota can be an ideal treatment option for patients who experience conditions including major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or major depressive disorder with anxious depression. You should also consider TMS if you have been unsuccessful with or are struggling with your medication.

We are happy to answer any questions you might have about possible treatment. Speak to one of our medical specialists today for a consultation. 

Adult Indications for Use
The NeuroStar Advanced Therapy System is indicated for the treatment of depressive episodes and for decreasing anxiety symptoms for those who may exhibit comorbid anxiety symptoms in adult patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and who failed to achieve satisfactory improvement from previous antidepressant medication treatment in the current episode.

The NeuroStar Advanced Therapy System is intended to be used as an adjunct for the treatment of adult patients suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Adolescent Indications for Use
NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is indicated as an adjunct for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in adolescent patients (15-21).

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is only available by prescription. A doctor can help decide if NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is right for you. Patients’ results may vary.

Important Safety Information
The most common side effect is pain or discomfort at or near the treatment site. These events are transient; they occur during the TMS treatment course and do not occur for most patients after the first week of treatment. There is a rare risk of seizure associated with the use of TMS therapy (<0.1% per patient).

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy should not be used with patients who have non-removable conductive metal in or near the head. NeuroStar Advanced Therapy has not been studied in patients who have not received prior antidepressant treatment.

Now Approved For Treating Adolescents

Neurostar TMS therapy has received FDA approval for treatment of adolescent depression!

Read more here.