Neurostar TMS of Westchester

Neurostar TMS Therapy is a safe, FDA cleared, effective office based treatment.

The NeuroStar TMS Therapy system, developed by Neuronetics,

offered at TMS of Westchester is the first and only non-systemic and non-invasive TMS system cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of patients with major depressions who have not benefited from prior antidepressant treatment. This non-invasive treatment for depression uses a highly focused, pulsed magnetic field to stimulate function in targeted brain regions. It is made available to patients by prescription only and delivered under the supervision of a psychiatrist.

NeuroStar TMS Therapy is:

Non-invasive, meaning that it does not involve surgery. It does not require any anesthesia or sedation, and the patient remains awake and alert during the treatment.
Non-systemic, meaning that it is not taken by mouth and does not circulate in the blood stream throughout the body.

In clinical studies, treatment with TMS caused few side effects and was generally well tolerated by patients. There is a rare risk of seizure associated with TMS.

Antidepressant medication commonly reported side effects include:

• Weight gain
• Dry mouth
• Nausea
• Fatigue
• Drowsiness
• Headache / Migraine
• Insomnia
• Decreased libido
• Impotence
• Anxiety
• Tremor

TMS Therapy commonly reported side effects include:

• Mild to moderate scalp pain which dissipates after the first few treatments.

Safe

TMS therapy has been safely administered with over 20 years of research in the treatment of depression. TMS of Westchester uses the NeuroStar TMS therapy system, which is the ONLY TMS device that is FDA cleared and proven safe and effective for the treatment of depression. TMS therapy should not be used on patients with implanted metallic devices or non-removable metallic objects in or around the head.

• In an open-label clinical trial, most like real world clinical practices, 1 out of 2 patients treated with NeuroStar TMS experienced significant improvement in depression symptoms.
• 1 out of 3 experienced complete symptom relief at the end of 6 weeks

Consider TMS Therapy if you feel any of the following:,

1. Feel you are not getting adequate benefit from your current treatment
2. Feel you are taking too much medication to treat your depression
3. Feel the side effects of your medication outweigh the benefits
4. Believe your depression has increased your doctor visits for other healthcare conditions
5. Believe your depression is affecting your ability to make a living
6. Believe your depression has too much control over your life

If you are interested in hearing more about TMS therapy or would like to schedule an initial appointment to determine if you are a candidate for this safe, innovative treatment, please do not hesitate to contact the staff at: 1-914-218-3103