How Does NeuroStar® Work?
Helping the brain work the way it should.
Treating depression where it starts
Medical treatments for depression are usually centered around antidepressants that rely on the systems in your body to deliver relief. NeuroStar Advanced TMS treatments go right to the source of depression—your brain.
There are specific areas in your brain that control mood. When synapses in those mood-regulating areas are underactive, connections are broken and depression can result.14,15 NeuroStar revitalizes those dormant synapses, “waking up” the brain to function as it was meant to.1,12,15
A real-world study reported an 83% response rate. This means that 83% of patients that completed their NeuroStar treatment cycle saw measurable improvement in their depression symptoms.**12
The same real-world study reported a 62% remission rate. This means that 62% of patients that completed their NeuroStar treatment cycle likely wouldn’t be diagnosed with MDD if they were first being evaluated by their doctor.**12
Decreasing Remission with Medications
By comparison, in a separate study not involving NeuroStar, for patients who have not found relief from 3 or more antidepressants, the chance of remission from subsequent medications is less than 7%.6,7,17,18
For people who have not found relief from antidepressants, NeuroStar TMS is a safe and proven treatment for depression.
Advanced treatment for depression, without medication
NeuroStar is a noninvasive, outpatient treatment that takes as little as 19 minutes per day. During each session, a cushioned coil is precisely placed against your head while magnetic pulses deliver the therapy to the correct location that regulates mood in your brain.
You may feel a tapping, tingling, or warming sensation where the coil is positioned. This is usually temporary and subsides with subsequent treatments. You will be awake and alert during the treatment and may resume regular activities immediately afterward.
NeuroStar is a safe, proven alternative for treating major depression.1
Watch how NeuroStar treats depression at the source
How is NeuroStar different?
NeuroStar TMS doesn’t go through the digestive system or affect the rest of the body, so it has none of the systemic side effects of antidepressant drugs.1,9 NeuroStar’s unique “figure-8” coil focuses treatment precisely at the source of the depression: the brain. And our patented Contact Sensing technology ensures the prescribed dosage, every treatment, every pulse. This allows NeuroStar to treat depression safely, without the side effects of medication.