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We provide people in Houston, TX and the surrounding area with the latest in TMS therapy for depression, as well as other mood disorders. TMS is a noninvasive, outpatient therapy that is FDA approved to treat depression. If you have not seen positive results from your current depression therapy, or are experiencing negative side effects from your medication, TMS may be right for you. TMS has helped thousands of people who have not been satisfied with traditional antidepressant or psychotherapy.

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Why TMS?

Depression is a serious disease that affects millions of people across the country. Traditional treatments, including antidepressants, can be ineffective for treating some forms of depression. Antidepressants can also be accompanied by undesired side effects. TMS may be the answer for individuals who have not found success with other depression treatments.

What is major depression?2018-09-17T02:35:02+00:00

Major depressive disorder is a condition which lasts two or more weeks and interferes with a person’s ability to carry out daily tasks and enjoyed activities that previously brought pleasure. This condition affects approximately 16 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older.

What are the symptoms of depression?2018-09-17T02:35:12+00:00

According to the standard diagnosis guide (DSM-V) published by the American Psychiatric Association, depression is diagnosed when an individual is experiencing either a depressed mood or a loss of interest or pleasure plus four or more of the following depression symptoms during the same two-week period:

  • Significant weight loss (when not dieting) or weight gain (a change of more than five percent of body weight in a month)
  • Significant increase or decrease in appetite
  • Excessive sleepiness or insomnia
  • Agitation and restlessness
  • Fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day
  • Feelings of worthlessness or excessive and inappropriate guilt nearly every day
  • Diminished ability to think, concentrate, or make decisions
  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide

If you feel you are experiencing any of these depression symptoms, contact your doctor and speak with them about your depression treatment options.

What is transcranial magnetic stimulation?2018-09-17T02:35:23+00:00

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses electromagnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain thought to control mood. These pulses are thought to have a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitters levels. Treating depression with transcranial magnetic stimulation, may provide an alternative depression treatment for those who have not benefited from prior antidepressant medication.

What is TMS Therapy?2018-09-17T02:36:36+00:00

TMS stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation. It is used to treat depression by stimulating the brain non-invasively using electromagnetic fields, similar to those produced by an MRI machine. During TMS Therapy, a magnetic field is administered in very short pulses to the part of the brain that research has demonstrated to be associated with depression. The typical initial course of treatment is about 19-37 minutes daily over 4-6 weeks.

How long does the antidepressant effect last? Will I need any therapy beyond the first treatment regimen?2018-09-17T02:36:46+00:00

NeuroStar TMS is the only TMS system with the durability of its effects established over 12 months. In a clinical trial, 2 out of 3 patients who had either responded to treatment or completely remitted their depression symptoms reported 12 months later that they remained at the level they were at the end of the trial. Additionally, after the trial, only 1 in 3 patients needed to return for ‘maintenance’ TMS sessions.

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an FDA approved non-drug, non-invasive, depression treatment. We use Neurostar TMS which has helped over 1 million people find relief.

  • FDA Cleared

  • Non-drug

  • Non-invasive

  • Not ECT (electroconvulsive therapy)

  • No side effects of drugs

  • Long lasting symptom relief

  • Covered by most insurance

  • Over 1 million treatments delivered

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