TMS Treatment

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About NeuroStar® TMS Therapy

The most accepted scientific theory for the cause of depression, is that there is an imbalance of the brain’s neurotransmitters, which are chemical messengers that relay signals between brain cells. Brain activity is reduced in depression in certain areas of the brain.

At Trucare TMS, using NeuroStar Advanced Therapy, we treat depression with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). TMS targets and helps increase activity in those specific areas of the brain to control symptoms of depression. NeuroStar does not use electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

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What is NeuroStar Advanced Therapy (TMS)?

During NeuroStar TMS treatment sessions, we stimulate the mood-controlling area of the brain with a magnet that is similar in strength to an MRI machine. The pulses from the magnet are thought to have a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitter levels, meaning that long-term remission is possible.

Treatment with NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is easy:


What to expect from a NeuroStar Advanced Therapy (TMS) treatment session:

Before Your Treatment

Relax and ease back into a comfortable treatment chair, and your doctor will lightly place a small, curved magnetic coil on your head.

During Your Treatment

As we deliver magnetic stimulation to specific areas of your brain, you’ll feel a light tapping sensation on your head and hear a clicking sound.

After Your Treatment

Each NeuroStar Advanced Therapy session lasts between 19 and 37 minutes, depending on your doctor’s recommendation.

Get Back to the Rest of Your Day Right Away

The treatments won’t have an effect on your memory or alertness, so you’ll be able to drive yourself to and from your in-office sessions. Your 19-37 minute NeuroStar TMS Therapy treatments are administered five days a week for four to six weeks, depending on your doctor’s recommendation.



Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or otherwise referred to as TMS is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. TMS is typically used when antidepressant medications haven’t been effective or  have ceased working.

TMS involves delivering magnetic pulses to specific parts of the brain.

A typical initial course of treatment lasts about 19-37 minutes daily over a 4-6 week period.

A vast majority of commercial plans have recognized the effectiveness of depression treatment through TMS Therapy and now cover TMS as part of their plans.

TMS does not circulate in the blood throughout the body, so it does not have side effects like weight gain, dry mouth, sexual dysfunction, nausea, sedation, etc. The most common side effects that were reported during clinical trials were mild to moderate headache and scalp discomfort generally occurring less frequently after the first week of treatment.

No. TMS Therapy involves a unique method of using pulsed magnetic fields for a therapeutic benefit. The intensity of the magnetic field is similar to that of an MRI. These techniques differ from the popular use of low intensity, static magnetic fields. Those products deliver undirected and weak static fields that are incapable of activating brain cells. The activation and stimulation of brain cells is a key part of why TMS is so effective.