TMS, which stands for Transcranial Magnetic Therapy, is a non-invasive procedure that stimulates specific regions of the brain to treat depression. FDA-approved in 2008, TMS is often used to manage treatment-resistant depression.
NeuroStar uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to target key areas of the brain that are underactive 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.
This is an amazing office with amazing technology; it really does work! I wish more people were aware of TMS and that I found it sooner. The hardest part for me was reaching out for help when I felt so terrible, but I’m so glad I did.— Kristina B.
Meet Our TMS Technician
Steve has over thirty years of experience working in the mental health field. Steve worked the first half of his career as a psychiatric technician in multiple hospital settings before completing his Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) degree. He has extensive experience working with adolescent psychiatric, adult psychiatric, and geriatric patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He even spent time as an Assistant Director of Nursing at a nursing home before joining Dr. Hanigan to start the Meridian TMS program as the Nurse Coordinator. Steve has taken part in every TMS patient since the inception of Meridian TMS and enjoys the process even more now than when it started. He looks forward to the challenges and the rewards of working closely with patients and helping them achieve their goal of feeling better.