We are proud to announce the partnership between Alleviant Health Centers and NeuroStar. With this partnership with NeuroStar, we provide our patients with superior treatment options for mental health recovery at all our Arkansas locations, including our Rogers facilities. Call 479.309.1427 to speak with someone from Alleviant Health Centers of Rogers about our NeuroStar TMS therapy program.
What Is NeuroStar TMS Therapy?
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy is a non-invasive medical treatment designed to treat major depressive disorder (MDD). It uses magnetic pulses to stimulate targeted areas of the brain to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. This therapy for adults is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States.
TMS therapy has been around for decades. The use of TMS as a therapeutic intervention was first proposed in 1985 by Anthony Barker and his colleagues at the University of Sheffield. In 2008, NeuroStar became the first FDA-cleared device to treat depression with TMS Therapy. Since then, it has become an increasingly popular treatment option due to its non-invasive nature and effectiveness in treating MDD. With Alleviant Health Centers’ partnership with NeuroStar, we are proud to provide our patients with access to this safe and effective treatment option.
The primary group that can benefit from a NeuroStar TMS therapy program are adults who struggle with treatment-resistant MDD. Those who have not seen any improvement from antidepressant medications or psychotherapy may find relief through this non-traditional treatment program. Additionally, people struggling with anxiety disorders such as panic disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can also find relief through this treatment.
During a NeuroStar TMS therapy session, an electromagnetic coil will be placed on the patient’s head while they sit comfortably in a chair. The coil delivers magnetic pulses that target specific areas of the brain associated with mood regulation and depression symptoms. These pulses activate these regions, which helps reduce depressive symptoms over time. Just like with depression, neuromodulation techniques can also help alleviate symptoms of anxiety disorders. Patients typically need between 20 to 30 sessions per week for about six weeks to see actual results.
Benefits of Undergoing NeuroStar TMS Therapy in Arkansas
Patients undergoing TMS treatment often experience the following benefits:
- Quicker relief – Compared to other forms of treatment, such as medication or traditional psychotherapy, neuromodulation therapies like TMS can provide quicker relief than other forms of treatment due to their direct targeting method
- Less likely to experience unwanted side effects – Unlike medications used to treat depression or anxiety, neuromodulation therapies are less likely to come with undesirable side effects—and if they do, they’re mild and go away after a few therapy sessions.
- Non-invasive – Unlike other medical treatments, such as surgery or electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), TMS therapy is non-invasive.
- Comfortable sessions – Since TMS therapy doesn’t require any needles or invasive procedures, patients at Alleviant Health Centers of Rogers feel comfortable during sessions for this treatment.
Our partnership with NeuroStar allows our patients access to a leading-edge treatment for depression and anxiety. We can now offer traditional psychotherapy services and TMS therapy for those seeking additional support during their recovery journey.
Find NeuroStar TMS Therapy in Arkansas at Alleviant Health Centers of Rogers
Alleviant Health Centers and NeuroStar understand how important it is for patients to receive top-quality care when treating mental health issues. The knowledgeable and experienced team at our facilities in Rogers, Arkansas, takes pride in providing patients with the best treatment options for their mental health needs. Contact Alleviant Health Centers of Rogers today at 479.309.1427 to speak with someone from our team. Ask them questions to learn more about NeuroStar TMS therapy and whether or not it would help your condition.