Why We Use NeuroStar Equipment for TMS
TMS is a noninvasive brain stimulation treatment used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD). It is specifically used to treat MDD patients who have become medication resistant, i.e. the medication(s) they have taken are no longer effective, no medication they have tried is effective enough to continue, or they are unable to take antidepressant medications due to conditions like pregnancy or liver disease.
Today, we want to show some reasons why we use NeuroStar TMS machines. NeuroStar has gone through the laborious process of testing to become FDA approved. It passed the tests for safety, efficacy, and satisfied enough group studies to be deemed helpful. The FDA describes the NeuroStar TMS equipment as a Class 2 device. According to the FDA’s website, most medical devices, like powered wheelchairs, fall into the Class 2 category.
The National Center for Biotechnology Information, (NCBI) describes studies on TMS, such as a 2007 sham-controlled clinical study by O’Reardon et al. that showed marked improvement in 301 depression patients whose condition had showed medication resistance
We use NeuroStar because of TMS’s noninvasive nature and the fact that there is little to no discomfort during treatments. It is nothing like the cruel shock therapy used in decades past. There are few to no side effects and no downtime. People can go right back to their business after receiving TMS treatment.
TMS is winning the approval of thousands of psychiatrists and other medical professionals as we work to give patients a better quality of life. NeuroStar is right for Rochester Holistic Psychiatry because we insist on the most sophisticated equipment available.
In short, we use NeuroStar equipment because it works. It has been a great help to those whom medication does not help. It is a perfect accompaniment to other treatments like talk therapy and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). We use it to treat MDD only at this time, although MDD is comorbid with many other disorders, and they may be improved by TMS treatment targeted at their MDD.
Most major insurance carriers now cover TMS for MDD. See the NeuroStar website for the list of insurance companies that currently cover TMS for MDD. If TMS is not covered by your carrier, you can pay out of pocket and there are financing options available.
We’re always happy to hear from you, so contact us any time with questions or to set up an appointment. Remember, always see your general physician first before seeking a new health regimen. We can be reached on our website or by calling (585) 442-6960.