How Does TMS Therapy Work?
Associated Behavioral Health Care is a proud provider of NeuroStar TMS Therapy in the Seattle area, an effective and non-medication based treatment option for depression. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses a targeted pulsed magnetic field, similar to what is used in an MRI machine. While the patient is awake and alert, NeuroStar TMS Therapy stimulates areas of the brain that are underactive in depression. NeuroStar TMS Therapy is an in-office treatment that takes 19 to 37 minutes and is performed while the patient sits in a chair. Treatment consists of sessions administered five days a week, for up to four to six weeks.
There are no effects on alertness or understanding; patients being treated with NeuroStar TMS Therapy can drive themselves to and from their treatment sessions. Click on the video below to learn more about this proven, safe, and effective non-invasive treatment option for depression: