What Is The TMS Therapy Success Rate For Adults?

Posted by Christopher Blackburn on Sep 1, 2015 12:46:00 PM

TMS Therapy Success Rate:

NeuroStar TMS Therapy® was the first non-systemic and non-invasive depression treatment to be cleared by the FDA, and is the leader in the TMS Therapy treatment of depression.  Neuronetics was named "PM360 Trailblazer Finalist For Medical Device Company Of The Year."  The therapy is indicated for adult patients who did not achieve satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressant medication:

  • In clinical trials, 1 in 2 patients had significant improvement in symptoms.
  • 1 in 3 patients had complete symptom resolution.
  • Since it’s non-systemic, it doesn't have side effects such as weight gain, sexual dysfunction, nausea, sedation, dry mouth, etc.
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Topics: About TMS, Treating Depression

What Does "FDA Approved" Mean?

Posted by Robert A. Sammons, Jr., M.D., Ph.D. on Jun 19, 2015 9:00:00 AM
Several patients have asked me about the "indication for TMS". They were not sure what indicated means, and were confused because they read articles about TMS being used for other conditions like PTSD, anxiety, Tinnitus and other issues.  Unfortunately, this is a concept that is misused frequently in sales and even confuses a few of my colleagues... 
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Topics: About TMS, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, TMS Therapy, Treating Depression, TMS Solutions, FDA Approved, FDA Approved Devices, Depression Solutions, Commentary

Venture Out To Expand Availability Of Depression Treatment

Posted by Phil Castle, The Business Times on May 29, 2015 9:30:00 AM

(Reprint of the article and photo by Phil Castle, The Business Times, March 18th, 2015)

In this photo, Dr. Robert Sammons demonstrates Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) at Rocky Mountain TMS in Grand Junction.

TMS Therapy uses highly focused magnetic pulses to stimulate the brain in a region associated with mood regulation to relieve symptoms of major depression.

Dr. Robert Sammons counts major depression among the worst conditions he treats because of the debilitating effects and limited quality of life those who suffer from depression experience.
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Topics: About TMS, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Dealing with Depression, TMS Therapy, Depression