Neurostar TMS Therapy in Connecticut

Does it Work?

Over 5.3 million NeuroStar Advanced TMS treatments have been performed in over 147,400 patients, with an 83% response rate.

Does it Hurt?

During the first week of NeuroStar treatment, mild to moderate scalp discomfort near the treatment area may happen. It is temporary and should decrease during later treatments. Unlike ECT, TMS has no negative effects on memory and requires just office visits and no anesthesia.

Is it Covered by Insurance?

NeuroStar TMS Therapy for depression is covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare and Tricare.

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What Is TMS?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation, often referred to as TMS, is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. TMS is typically used when antidepressant medications haven’t been effective, have ceased working, or as an alternative to medication.
Why NeuroStar TMS Therapy?

A Drug Free Depression Treatment that Works for You

NeuroStar helps life become manageable again.
Over 5.3 million NeuroStar Advanced TMS treatments have been performed for 147,400 patients with an 83% response rate and a 62% remission rate. This beats the STAR*D study, which showed decreased remission rates with every subsequent medication.
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NeuroStar TMS is an Advanced Way to treat Depression

Why Us?

Sterling Institute is Fairfield County's premier behavioral health practice, offering both standard and cutting-edge treatments for the full range of mental health conditions., across the lifespan.

We have chosen as our TMS partner Neurostar, the country's highest quality manufacturer and vendor of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.

Our TMS service is not standalone but rather fully integrated into our comprehensive suite of professional care, covering all major conditions and accepting the broadest possible range of insurance plans.

Our physicians and the most highly qualified technicians nationwide care for every TMS patient. If you are under the care of a psychiatrist, we will collaborate with your professional for adjunct TMS treatment.

Our beautiful offices on the shores of Lake Kenosia provide the perfect, private environment for personalized treatment. If you are unable to come for treatment at Sterling, we will help you find a suitable center closer to your home.
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The NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS device is entirely external and its application is non-surgical. No anesthesia is required.
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Resume Your Daily Activities with Ease

After your session, you can confidently return to regularly scheduled activities, such as work or school.
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Covered By Insurance

Most insurance companies will help cover the cost of your NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS consultation. Please find out more by contacting us today.
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What to Expect

Before Treatment

You’ll recline comfortably in the treatment chair. A small, curved magnetic coil will be positioned lightly on your head.

During Treatment

NeuroStar delivers focused magnetic stimulation directly to the target areas of the brain. You’ll hear a clicking sound and feel a tapping sensation on your head.

After Treatment

Because there are no effects on alertness, you can drive yourself to and from treatment sessions.

Seven weeks recommended session length.

Depressed Brain

Non-Depressed Brain

Source: Mark George M.D. Biological Psychiatry Branch Division of Intramural Research Programs, NIMH 1993.

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Advanced Therapy TMS

Backed By Proven Research

During a NeuroStar Advanced Therapy treatment session, a magnet similar in strength to that used in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine is used to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain thought to control mood. The result of these magnetic pulses may have a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitter levels, making long-term remission achievable.

Trusted By Professionals

Since the FDA clearance of NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS in 2008, insurance coverage for eligible patients has increased significantly. Including most Medicare and Tricare plans nationwide. NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS is not yet a first line of treatment, it is an alternative option for those who are not responding to or cannot tolerate the side effects of medications.
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Meet our TMS director

Melissa Gesualdi

Director of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) Services
Melissa Gesualdi is a certified Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) technician with Neurostar, the largest and highest-quality TMS manufacturer in the country. Melissa has been administering treatments, training professionals including technicians and physicians as well as coordinating multiple offices in CT and NY for the past eight years. She is experienced in treating patients from ages 10 to 95 years old with conditions that include depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, migraine and pain with an 80+% success rate. She has a BA in Communications with a focus on social work.

Melissa started her career at Four Winds Hospital and prior to TMS she was a business owner, manager and consultant for small businesses for 20+ years. She says, “My passion has always been helping others and I pride myself in providing patients with the care they deserve.

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How Does NeuroStar Work for People with Depression?

The NeuroStar Advanced Therapy System TMS is indicated for the treatment of adults with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) who failed to achieve satisfactory improvement from previous antidepressant medication treatment in the current episode, and to decrease anxiety symptoms for those who at the same time suffer from anxiety.

The NeuroStar Advanced Therapy system is indicated as an adjunct treatment for adult patients suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is only available by prescription. A doctor can help decide if
TMS is right for you. Patients’ results may vary.

The most common side effect is pain or discomfort at or near the treatment area.
These events are transient; they occur during the TMS treatment course and do not occur for most patients after the first week of treatment. There is a rare risk of seizure associated with the use of TMS therapy (less than 1 chance in 35,000 per treatment).

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is only available by prescription.

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