What is NeuroStar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)?
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an advanced therapy which uses a targeted, pulsed magnetic field, similar to what is used in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. The pulses, produced through a NeuroStar FDA approved device, are delivered directly to the specific area of the brain involved in depression. Depressive symptoms related to PTSD can also be treated with TMS therapy as an alternative to medications. Dr. Fickey has an extensive amount of experience working with veterans and treating PTSD symptoms. She has worked at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, the Bay Pines Veterans’ Hospital in Saint Petersburg, the Brooksville VA Clinic and the Malcom Randall Department of Medical Affairs Medical Center in Gainesville, FL.
The TMS magnetic field stimulates areas of the brain that are underactive in individuals with depressive symptoms that may or may not also have PTSD during 19-minute treatment sessions. Unlike medications that are dispersed throughout the entire body, this is a targeted treatment for depression without the common side effects caused by medications. After someone has failed two or more antidepressant medications, the chance of getting to remission is significantly low in comparison to the response and remission rates TMS offers. TMS is not electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and it is covered under insurance policies. Contact us today to set up a consultation to begin achieving full remission of your symptoms.
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Read what some of our patients had to say about their success with TMS at Embracing Life Wellness Center.
TMS makes long-term remission possible. Over 1.5 million treatments have been safely performed by the Neurostar® device. It’s easy to tolerate and our NeuroStar® device has patented precision technology to ensure you receive the right dose to the right location, every time.
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Your antidepressant medications have only taken you so far, but you want to continue the fight. The time has come for you to talk to a doctor to determine if TMS is right for you.
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TMS Coordinator – Natalie – 813-662-5919