What is TMS Therapy?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or TMS therapy, is a safe process that many mental health specialists utilize when therapy and medication have not made progress with a patient. Central Iowa Psychological Services is pleased to offer NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy. This FDA-cleared therapy treats depression right at the source using magnetic pulses on the regions of your brain that regulate mood. TMS therapy is not a drug, so clients won’t experience the side effects they may have had with antidepressants. The most common side effect is temporary pain or discomfort at or near the treatment site. It is now considered a standard approach for patients with depression.

Advantages

Central Iowa Psychological Services offers NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy because:

  • Over 1.7 million treatments performed
  • Covered by most health insurance plans
  • Administered daily right in our office
  • No anesthesia or sedation required

Is NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy Right For You?

If you agree with two or more of these statements, contact us to learn more about NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy:

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.

How Does It 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 client is awake and alert, NeuroStar TMS Therapy stimulates areas of the brain that are underactive in depression.

Central Iowa Psychological Services can help decide if TMS therapy is an option for you.