Depression, Anti Depressants, Antidepressant Medications

04 Jan

FDA OKs TMS Depression Device

The FDA has cleared the NeuroStar TMS brain-stimulating device for treating depressed adults for whom one antidepressant has failed to work.

It’s the first transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) device to pass FDA muster. An FDA spokesperson tells WebMD that because the NeuroStar device is not implanted and carries only “moderate” risk, the FDA needed to only “clear” the device and not formally “approve” it.

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