When depression has left you with nowhere else to go, The Renaissance Behavioral Center can get you back to work, back to family, back to life!
It is no longer necessary to try medication after medication to recover from depression. The NeuroStar TMS Therapy® at the Renaissance Behavioral Center is non-invasive, non-systemic and can be used after only one failed trial with medication to relieve the symptoms of depression. It provides freedom from the side effects of medication and a return to normal function.
How do you know if you’re depressed?
A major depressive episode represents a change in the way a person feels and generally includes at least five of the following symptoms:
What is NeuroStar TMS Therapy?
markedly diminished interest or pleasure in usual activities
significant change in weight and/or appetite
insomnia or hypersomnia (sleeping too much)
psychomotor agitation or retardation
fatigue or loss of energy
feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt
slowed thinking or impaired concentration
recurrent thoughts of death or suicide
TMS stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. It’s a medical treatment that can be performed in a psychiatrist’s office.
While you sit back in a comfortable chair, the TMS treatment coil delivers focused magnetic pulses that stimulate an area of the brain thought to be involved with regulating mood. The magnetic field is similar to that used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines.
The NeuroStar TMS Therapy system is the only TMS device cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of depression in patients who have failed to benefit from prior antidepressant medication.
What Are The Benefits?
TMS Therapy® is a non-invasive outpatient treatment that requires no surgery or anesthesia. TMS Therapy is non-systemic, meaning that no substances enter your bloodstream that can affect other parts of your body. Each session takes only about 37 minutes and allows you to go right back to your normal activities.
How Effective Is It?
In a clinical trial, where patients received either active NeuroStar TMS Therapy or inactive treatment, patients treated with active NeuroStar TMS Therapy experienced an average reduction in their depression symptom score of 22.1% compared to a 9% reduction in patients receiving inactive treatment.
Who Is Eligible?
NeuroStar TMS Therapy is appropriate for adult patients with Major Depressive Disorder who have failed to achieve satisfactory improvement from one prior antidepressant medication at or above the minimal effective dose and duration in the current episode.
How Much Therapy Would I Need?
The initial course of treatment requires 20-30 treatments over a 4-6 week period. Treatments are administered five days a week and each session takes 37 minutes.
NeuroStar TMS Therapy is indicated for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in adult patients who have failed to achieve satisfactory improvement from one prior antidepressant medication at or above the minimal effective dose and duration in the current episode. It is available by prescription only.