Depression affects at least 14 million American adults each year. It can affect anyone, of any racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic category. People suffering from depression may feel sad, hopeless, anxious, or lose interest in once-pleasurable activities. There are several forms of depression, but the good news is that most people can get better with the right treatment. Psych Consultant facility offers NeuroStar TMS Therapy for the treatment of adults with major depressive disorder.
Contact our TMS coordinator at 706 410-1202 to learn more or schedule a tour.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or TMS, is a new non-drug therapy approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). TMS is clinically proven to improve depression symptoms in adults who have not responded well to medication. TMS therapy uses magnetic waves to stimulate the brain. It relieves depression and allows patients to avoid the unwanted side effects commonly associated with antidepressants. A study shows approximately half of patients treated with TMS experience significant improvement in their depression symptoms. About one third of patients experienced complete symptom relief at the end of six weeks.
Treatment is available by prescription only and is delivered under the supervision of a psychiatrist.
Psych Consultant is located at 1223 Augusta West Parkway, Augusta Georgia 30909
Call (706) 410-1202 to schedule a tour or to speak with our TMS coordinator and find out if TMS therapy is right for you.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) involves the use of a very short pulsed magnetic field to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. Since the 1980s, TMS has been used to study the nerve fibers that carry information about movements from the brain to the spinal cord and onto the muscles. In the late 1990’s physicians began to explore the therapeutic potential of transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of a variety of diseases, with depression being the most thoroughly studied to date. Since then, numerous trials have been conducted to investigate the safety and efficacy of TMS as a treatment for depression, with the two largest randomized trials being conducted with the NeuroStar TMS Therapy® System.1,2
NeuroStar TMS Therapy, a treatment for depression,* is a non-invasive, outpatient procedure which uses a pulsed magnetic field to stimulate function in brain re-gions known to affect mood. TMS Therapy is performed in a physician’s office under their supervision while the patient remains awake and alert. The
NeuroStar® System is the first TMS device cleared by the FDA for the treatment of depression. NeuroStar
TMS Therapy is available by prescription only. It is not for everyone with depression, so patients should consult a NeuroStar TMS Therapy provider when considering the treatment. For complete prescribing and safety in-formation, please visit:
TMS was great. They worked with my schedule, the specialists were nice, the sessions were short, and it was not painful.
- L. B, Augusta GA
TMS went great. At first, I was very apprehensive, but as time went on, things got easier and my thoughts changed. TMS changed my life!
- E. A, Augusta GA
It was painful at first, but after my life began to improve, I wouldn’t have ever considered missing an appointment. It was life changing. I have already recommended this treatment to several people.
- L. G, Martinez GA
I was skeptical about it, but it helped my depression tremendously.
- J. B, Augusta GA
It went good for me. Amber and Shalonica made me feel welcome and at ease throughout the treatment sessions.
- H. J, Evans GA
At first it was very hard and somewhat painful, but after time things got better. I am now able to manage my day to day stress better. Overall it has made things better for me.
- Q. E. C, Augusta GA
It has been an exciting time of trying a new therapy to fight my depression. It is non-invasive, so I wasn’t afraid to try it. And feeling the way that I do, I was excited about any possibility of hope for a better life.
- S. M. K, Augusta GA