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NeuroStar TMS Therapy® for Depression

NeuroStar TMS Therapy® for Depression

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How Does NeuroStar TMS Therapy® Work?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses a targeted pulsed magnetic field, similar to what is used in an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine. While the patient is awake and alert, NeuroStar TMS Therapy stimulates areas of the brain that are underactive in depression.2

NeuroStar TMS Therapy is an in-office treatment that takes 37 minutes, is performed while the patient sits in a chair, and is administered five days a week, for up to four to six weeks.

Simple steps for NeuroStar TMS Therapy:

  • Step One: The patient reclines comfortably in the treatment chair, awake and alert
  • Step Two: A small curved device containing the magnetic coil rests lightly on the patient’s head
  • Step Three: The device delivers focused magnetic stimulation directly to the target areas of the brain
  • Step Four: The patient can immediately resume normal activities

During treatment, the patient hears a clicking sound and feels a tapping sensation on the head. The most common side effect is generally mild-to-moderate pain or discomfort at or near the treatment area during the session. When this occurs it is temporary, and typically occurs only during the first week of treatment.

There are no effects on alertness or understanding; patients being treated with NeuroStar TMS Therapy can drive themselves to and from their treatment sessions. Above information is taken from: https://neurostar.com/neurostar-tms-depression-treatment/

Targeted Zaps to Treat Depression

Targeted Zaps to Treat Depression

Freedom from depression is possible through TMS treatment.

Each of us has a different genetic make-up, which is why anti-depressants may prove ineffective. Depression is a chronic mental illness that cannot be overcome simply by practicing positive thinking. For many who suffer from depression, a ‘normal life’ is often painfully out of reach. They may become more isolated and withdrawn, because it’s simply too difficult and agonising to ‘live a normal life’.

Promises Healthcare is the pioneer in providing rTMS treatment in Singapore.

rTMS stands for Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or repetitive magnetic brain stimulation (also called TMS). It is a non-drug alternative to anti-depressants without any of the side effects. It’s non-invasive, unlike the dated practice of electroconvulsive therapy. The treatment requires 20-30 sessions lasting 40 minutes each. During each session, around 3000 targeted magnetic pulses are delivered to the specific area of the brain that regulates moods.

It is an FDA approved treatment for depression that is proven to work – and if you are treatment-resistant (to anti-depressant medication), TMS may just be that ray of hope.

Promises Healthcare also harnesses the power of TMS to treat anxiety disorders.

For more information on the rTMS treatment, please contact our clinic.

Introducing a New Treatment for Depression: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Introducing a New Treatment for Depression: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Promises is the first psychiatric practice in Singapore to be able to offer Neurostar® TMS Therapy to our patients for depression treatment. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy is one of the most technologically advanced treatments for depression available.