side effects comparison 1024x1024 11NeuroStar® TMS Therapy safety and tolerability

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy (TMS) is safe and easy to tolerate. Because it is not a depression drug, NeuroStar TMS Therapy does not have the same side effects that are associated with traditional antidepressant medications. More than 3 million treatments have been performed with NeuroStar, further proving its safety and tolerability record.

NeuroStar TMS Therapy is free of systemic side effects associated with specific MDD treatments

NeuroStar TMS Therapy Side Effects
In clinical trials, fewer than 5% of people discontinued treatment due to adverse events. The most common side effect was temporary pain or discomfort at or near the treatment site during therapy that usually resolves within the first week of treatment.

Other side effects (occurring in ≥5% of people and twice the rate of placebo) include eye pain, toothache, muscle twitch, facial pain, and pain of the skin.

There is a rare risk of seizure associated with TMS therapy that occurs in .01% of people. There is no adverse effect on cognition.

People should notify their doctor if they experience worsening depression symptoms, signs, or symptoms of suicidal behavior and/or unusual behavior. Family members and support individuals should also be aware of the need to observe their loved ones and notify their treatment provider if symptoms worsen.

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy (TMS) should not be used with people who have non-removable conductive metal or stimulator implants in or near the head or people who have active or inactive implants such as deep brain stimulators, cochlear implants, and vagus nerve stimulators.

Published On: January 22nd, 2021 / Categories: Depression / Tags: , , /
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Dr. Gonzalez-Rodriquez earned her medical degree via Fifth Pathway Certification from New York Medical College, in Valhalla, NY. After training at New York Medical College, she completed a Family Medicine Internship at University of Connecticut and afterwards went on to complete Psychiatry Residency at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA where she served as Chief Resident at the VA Medical Center in Seattle, WA during her last year in training. She is Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She believes it is particularly important to take time getting to know her patients in order to learn how best to help them. She believes each patient responds best to an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to the individualized needs that includes but not limited to medications management, counseling, therapy as well as non-pharmacological treatments, such as TMS. She is committed to providing evidence-based-data treatment options for multiple psychiatric diagnoses including mood disorders as well as substance use disorders.

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