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Proven Non-drug Treatment for Depression

 

NeuroStar TMS Therapy is an FDA-cleared safe and effective treatment for patients with depression who have not benefited from prior antidepressant medication. It works by stimulating areas of the brain that are underactive in patients with severe depression.

Because it is not a depression drug, NeuroStar TMS Therapy is free from the side effects that patients often experience when they take antidepressant medication.

Safe And Effective

  • Magnetic pulses target key areas of the brain
  • Technology is similar to that of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Each in-office treatment takes 37 minutes
  • Patients receive therapy 5 days a week, for 4 to 6 weeks
  • During treatment, patients are awake and alert; they can go back to their normal activities immediately afterward
  • Demonstrated Track Record Of Experience

  • FDA cleared since 2008 for the treatment of patients with major depression who failed to benefit from antidepressant medication
  • Clinically proven in multiple trials with 800 depression patients 5-7
  • Over 18,000 patients treated
  • Nearly 600 NeuroStar physicians provide therapy worldwide
  • Gus Alva, MD, DFAPA

    Dr. Alva received his medical degree from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara (UAG). Residency training was completed at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, where he served as chief resident during his final year of residency.

    He is a past-president of the Orange County Psychiatric Society. Dr. Alva is also is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, the Orange County Medical Association, the California Psychiatric Association, the American Board of Forensic Medicine, the American College of Forensic Examiners, the California Hispanic American Medical Association and the International Congress of Geriatric Psychopharmacology.