Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

About NeuroStar TMS Therapy®

NeuroStar TMS Therapy is the first FDA cleared non-invasive, non-drug, depression treatment to be cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients who have not previously benefited from traditional drug therapy.
NeuroStar TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) Therapy is similar to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).  TMS uses precisely targeted magnetic pulses to stimulate key areas of the brain that are found to be underactive in patients with depression.

TMS Therapy is administered within the practice.  During treatment, patients are awake and alert and can go back to their normal daily activities immediately after treatment.  The in-office treatment takes around 35 minutes and is administered 5 days a week, for between 4 to 6 weeks.

One description of how TMS Therapy works can be seen in: This NeuroStar Video

TMS has been featured in multiple news publications highlighting its success in treating depression: Dr. OzTIME MagazineThe Wall Street JournalEveryday HealthBehavioral Healthcare, to name a few.

Announcing Residency Program

The Pisgah Institute joins with the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in offering a new psychiatry residency program in Asheville, NC.  Starting July of 2018, Ronald Magee, M.D., Sheritta Carmichael, M.D., Steven Khoubian, M.D., and…

Join Our Research Study

We are seeking volunteers who are 18-65 years of age for a research study of EEG-guided medication treatment for depression. Participants must be a patient at a participating study site or a new patient interested in establishing care with one…

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Expanding

We are happy to share that our child and adolescent psychiatry services continue to grow. In September of 2018, we will be joined by Dr. Nicholas Ladd, D.O., who specializes in pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Ladd received his doctorate at the…

Medical Students

Our practice is honored to be a teaching center for a variety of other learners. In addition to our affiliation with the Residency program at Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC), we partner with UNC’s School of Medicine Asheville…

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