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    Since completing my residency in psychiatry at NYU – Bellevue Hospital, I have treated thousands of patients with clinical depression. With advances in psychiatric knowledge, treatment with psychotropic medication has become more sophisticated, safer and targeted. Unfortunately, these advances have reached a plateau and there are a substantial number of individuals with depression who simply do not respond or are unable to tolerate medication. TMS offers a needed alternative for those who have struggled with depression, but have not benefited from medication, despite their own best efforts with treatment.

    Over the last 10 years, my office has treated hundreds of individuals in the community who have struggled with treatment resistant depression. We work with those who are self-referred, without a current provider, as well as those who are already seeing another provider, but require TMS in addition to their present treatment. We welcome questions and inquiry and provide our patients with information and knowledge, regarding the details of a course of TMS. My office staff and TMS technicians has been with me for years and along with myself, are committed to providing a treatment environment that is both reassuring and professional.

    Is TMS Therapy an Effective Treatment for Depression?

    In 2010, the economic burden of depression was estimated at $210 billion in the US2 and depression was the second leading cause of disability, accounting for almost 20% of all years of life lost to disability and premature death.

    Depression can be a lethal disease. In fact, each year in the US, over 44,000 people die by suicide, 60% of whom suffer from depression.4, 5 Overall, women are almost twice as likely as men to suffer from depression; however, some experts feel that depression in men is under-reported.6 Depression has no racial, ethnic or socioeconomic boundaries. About two-thirds of those who experience an episode of depression will have at least one other episode in their lives.

    NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy is designed for people with major depressive disorder (MDD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or major depressive disorder with anxious depression. For adults who have experienced side effects from medication or have not had good responses to medication, this FDA-cleared therapy may be an ideal solution. For more information about NeuroStar Advanced TMS therapy in New City, schedule your consultation with us today.

    Is TMS Therapy an Effective Treatment for Depression?
    What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation?

    What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation?

    Patients with MDD, OCD, or MDD with anxious depression typically experience decreased activity in areas of their brain that regulate mood, emotion, and behavior. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy is designed to increase brain activity by stimulating those areas with electromagnetic waves, similar to the way an MRI functions.

    Those waves are directed via a handheld treatment device containing a metal coil that generates rapidly alternating magnetic fields. Repetitive magnetic pulses excite the underactive neurons, stimulating their activity in a way that is both safe and controlled. With regular treatment sessions, TMS trains your brain to improve its activity; over time, it learns how to function better on its own.

    NeuroStar uses a patented technology called Contact Sensing to ensure the exact dosage for each electromagnetic pulse. Over time and with regular treatments, most patients in New City who choose NeuroStar Advanced TMS experience reduced symptomatic effects of their mental health conditions.

    What To Expect From Treatment

    Each TMS session lasts for 20 to 30 minutes. Treatments are typically administered daily or several times per week over the course of seven weeks. During your session, the NeuroStar treatment device is held to very specific places on your scalp.

    TMS is safe and is generally well-tolerated by most patients. Sessions are quick; they do not require anesthesia and a patient should be able to resume any normal activities afterward. While some people experience temporary side effects, such as headaches, scalp discomfort, or muscle twitching during or after treatment, they are mild and will disappear within days.

    Results from TMS sessions are not immediate. Most people adopt a six-to-seven-week program with sessions five days a week. Over time, you should start to notice improvements in the condition that prompted TMS therapy. Most patients experience optimal results after the recommended six-week treatment course.

    The positive effects of TMS therapy can last up to 12 months. If you feel the effects are wearing off, you can schedule a maintenance TMS appointment—there is no lifetime limit to the number of times you can receive TMS treatments.

    Is TMS Covered by Insurance?

    The NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy that we offer in New City has been cleared by the FDA since 2008. Most insurance plans cover TMS therapy after prescription medication treatments have failed to alleviate your condition. Typically, you need to have tried a few different types of antidepressants or medications specific to your diagnosis before your coverage is approved.

    What To Expect From Treatment
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    Ask About NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy in New City Today

    If you are experiencing major depressive disorder (MDD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or major depressive disorder with anxious depression and want a safe, effective, non-invasive way to treat your condition without medication, NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy in New City could be a good option for you.

    We want you to have all the answers you need to make an informed decision about the treatment of your mental health. To learn more about NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy or to schedule a consultation with one of our clinicians, please call our clinic today.

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