FDA Cleared treatment for Depression Available in Colorado

ShareCONTACT: Mandie Phone: 303-884-3867 E-mail: info@tmscenterofcolorado.com Website: www.tmscenterofcolorado.com First and Only Non-systemic and Non-Invasive Treatment for Depression Now Available in Colorado NeuroStar TMS Therapy® Offers New Hope to People Living with Depression DENVER, CO (OCTOBER, 2009) –Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy , a revolutionary new treatment for depression and a range of other neuropsychiatric disorders, is now available at The TMS Center of Colorado, the first private clinic to offer this exciting new treatment. The NeuroStar TMS Therapy® system is the first and only device of its kind to be cleared for the treatment of depression by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (October 2008). The device is clinically proven for the treatment of major depression in adults who have failed to achieve satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressant medication. “We are excited to be providing TMS Therapy and to be a part of this major step forward in psychiatry,” said Ted Wirecki MD, Medical Director and CEO. “Despite advances in treating depression, more than 30 percent of patients with this debilitating disease do not benefit from and/or are intolerant of antidepressant medications. Now, we have the option of offering patients the first and only non-systemic and non-invasive treatment for depression.” TMS Therapy is a non-systemic (does not circulate in the bloodstream throughout the body) and non-invasive (does not involve surgery) form of neuromodulation that delivers highly-focused MRI-strength magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in an area of the brain that is linked to depression. NeuroStar TMS Therapy is a 40-minute outpatient procedure that is prescribed by a psychiatrist, does not require anesthesia or sedation, and patients remain awake and...