MYTH #1: NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is an Experimental or Investigational Treatment.
FACT: NeuroStar Advanced Therapy has been approved by FDA since 2008 as a safe and effective treatment, which is supported with most clinical studies for TMS in depression and 23 research publications.
MYTH #2: NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is not covered by Insurance.
FACT: NeuroStar Advanced TMS therapy has a widespread insurance coverage and reimbursed by most commercial and government health plans, including Medicare and Tricare.
MYTH #3: NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is Inconvenient and Hard to Find.
FACT: NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is an FDA-cleared TMS treatment widely available in the U.S. delivered in 19-37 minutes. There are over 550 NeuroStar doctors located in 49 states. NeuroStar treatment is performed right in the doctor’s office in a spa-like chair.
MYTH #4: TMS is the same as Electro-Convulsive Therapy (ECT).
FACT: Unlike TMS, ECT involves general anesthesia and is considered an invasive treatment. It can produce side effects that are not associated with TMS treatment, such as memory loss, confusion and nausea.
MYTH #5: NeuroStar Advanced Therapy has Many Negative Side Effects.
FACT: NeuroStar Advanced Therapy provides benefits without the side effects often associated with antidepressant medication. The most common side effect is temporary pain or discomfort at or near the treatment site that usually lasts only in the first week of treatment.
MYTH #6: NeuroStar Advanced Therapy can be used to Treat Depression after One Antidepressant has Failed, but not Multiple.
FACT: NeuroStar Advanced Therapy may be an appropriate depression treatment for people who have attempted one or multiple depression medications yet remain symptomatic.
MYTH #7: “Deep TMS” or “An Improved Version of TMS” works better than other TMS Treatments.
FACT: NeuroStar treats right at the source. It offers precise coil placement for consistent repeatable treatment to ensure people receive the right dose at the right location every time. Data does not support depth of treatment is better or improved.
MYTH #8: A Helmet and Mouth Guard must be worn during a NeuroStar Treatment Session.
FACT: NeuroStar is an easy, in-office experience that does not require a cap, helmet, or mouth guard. During treatment, the patient remains awake, alert, and comfortably reclined in a spa-like chair. Brain is painlessly activated by easy transmission of magnetic energy through skin and skull. No anesthesia or sedation is necessary.