TMS for severe depression is within reach.
We use NeuroStar transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to target key areas of the brain. Areas that are under-active in people with depression. It is not electroconvulsive therapy.
While the exact cause of depression is still not known. The leading scientific theory is that it is due to an imbalance of the brain’s neurotransmitters.
Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers that send signals between brain cells.
During a NeuroStar treatment session, a magnet, similar to those in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine, is used to stimulate nerve cells. Stimulate areas of the brain thought to control mood.
The 9-question Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) is a diagnostic tool introduced in 2001 to screen adult patients in a primary care setting for the presence and severity of depression. It rates depression based on the self-administered Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ). The PHQ is part of Pfizer’s larger suite of trademarked products, called the Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders (PRIME-MD). The PHQ-9 takes less than 3 minutes to complete and simply scores each of the 9 DSM-IV criteria for depression based on the mood module from the original PRIME-MD. Primary care providers frequently use the PHQ-9 to screen for depression in patients.
TMS Office – 720-671-0533
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1510 W. Canal Ct.
Littleton, CO 80120
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