Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. It works by stimulating areas of the brain that are underactive in patients diagnosed with severe depression. This treatment option provides benefits to patients without the side effects often associated with antidepressant medication.
The neurologists at Neurological Associates of West Los Angeles are all trained NeuroStart Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Providers and treat patients with severe depression using the NeuroStar TMS Therapy System. NeuroStar TMS Therapy is an FDA-cleared safe and effective non-drug depression treatment for patients who are not satisfied with the results of standard drug therapy.
For more information on treating severe depression with NeuroStar TMS Therapy System please contact our office at (310) 829-5968.