APP HEALTH GROUP NEW ROCHELLE TMS CENTER

NeuroStar TMS

WHAT TO EXPECT

What to Expect

During a NeuroStar Advanced Therapy session, a magnet similar in strength to that used in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine is used to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain thought to control mood. These magnetic pulses may have a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitter levels, making long-term remission possible.

New Rochelle TMS Center

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to target key areas of the brain that are under-active in people with depression. It is not ECT (electroconvulsive therapy). While the exact cause of depression is not known, the leading scientific theory is that it is caused by an imbalance of the brain’s neurotransmitters, which are chemical messengers that send signals between brain cells.

Before Treatment

Simply recline in the comfortable treatment chair and your technician will position a small magnetic coil gently on your head.

During Treatment

NeuroStar sends magnetic pulses to stimulate the brain’s target areas. It’s normal to hear clicking sounds and feel tapping sensations on your head.

After Treatment

Each NeuroStar Advanced Therapy treatment takes less than 19 minutes depending on your doctor’s recommendation. You can resume your regular activities immediately!

*Hover Over Each Dot To Learn More about Common Anti-Depressant Side Effects Vs. Neurostar TMS

Anti-Depressant Drugs

NeuroStar TMS

Insomnia

1 of 10

Headache/ Migraine

2 of 10

Daytime Drowsiness

3 of 10

Dry Mouth

4 of 10

Fatigue

5 of 10

Weight Gain

6 of 10

Nausea

7 of 10

Distress

8 of 10

Sexual Dysfunction

9 of 10

Mild Scalp Pain or Discomfort

10 of 10

How Safe is TMS?

TMS Therapy has been proven highly safe and effective in the treatment of depression. TMS Therapy is free of side effects typically experienced with antidepressant medications. The most common side effect associated with treatment is pain or discomfort at or near the treatment area – generally mild to moderate.

Meet The Doctor

Dr. Lidia Lidagoster

Dr. Lidia Lidagoster is a psychiatrist in New Rochelle, New York. She received her medical degree from Santiago Univ of Technology School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Specialty: Psychiatry
Psychiatrists diagnose and treat mental illness, such as depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and schizophrenia. Most psychiatrists rely on a mix of medications and psychotherapy.