NeuroStar TMS Therapy is an FDA-cleared safe and effective non-drug depression treatment for patients who are not satisfied with the results of standard drug therapy.
Collaborative Minds now offers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in Baton Rouge and Southeast Louisiana. NeuroStar TMS is a prescription-only treatment useful for treating depression that has previously resisted antidepressants. TMS is a non-invasive, in-office treatment that takes less than an hour a day, five days a week, and avoids side effects caused by medication.
Do you agree with two or more of these statements?
Depression symptoms have interfered with my daily life.
I am not satisfied with the results I get from depression medication.
I have had, or have worried about, side effects from depression medications.
I have switched medications for depression due to side effects.
I am interested in a proven, non-drug therapy for depression.
Dr. Larry Warner, MD reviews the results of a NeuroStar TMS Therapy session.
Non-invasive, no anesthesia, electrodes or electrical current used
Administered in-office by a technician and the patient can drive home afterward
Those not helped by antidepressants can benefit
No reported nausea, weight gain, dry mouth or decreased sex drive
After initial 4-6 weeks, maintenance appointments often decline in number
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation safety delivers magnetic pulses to the areas of the brain that are responsible for controlling mood. Instead of using invasive electrical currents like in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), the magnetic pulses from TMS are similar in strength to those emitted during a typical MRI. The pulses are directed toward the prefrontal cortex of the brain in order to change the magnetic field and to stimulate neurons within the mood center. This not only mitigates depression for a short time but can also result in longer-term relief.
Contact Dr. Larry Warner at Collaborative Minds today to see if TMS Therapy is right for you. Call 225-456-2884 to discuss your depression treatment options.