“NeuroStar TMS therapy is a viable and FDA-approved alternative to surgical or pharmaceutical solutions offered in the past for the treatment of depression,”
The recommended treatment for a four week period with NeuroStar TMS Therapy is forty minutes per day. It involves the application of a series of MRI strength magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in an area of the brain that is linked to depression. These pulses penetrate the skull without distortion of any kind and create small electrical charges that cause neurons to fire, helping to restore the balance of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine, the imbalance of which is believed to be one of the causes of depression.
“The human brain is still a mystery in a lot of ways but it is believed that depression may be caused by a combination of chemical imbalance and genetic predisposition,”
The depression resistant treatment Long Island residents have been offered until now has been basically non-existent. If the drugs and therapy don’t work there just hasn’t been another alternative in the past. NeuroStar TMS therapy is now available as that other option for those who felt there was no hope before.