Magnetic Brain Stimulation Helps Depression
Lori Matsukawa, KING | Email | 8:15 PM. PDT June 01, 2016
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If you or a loved one suffers from depression and you’re having success with anti-depressants or psychotherapy, you might try something called deep Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation or TMS, a sort of depression fighting helmet.
Rebecca is strapped into device, and it looks like one of those old fashioned hair dryers. As the buttons are pushed setting up the device she said, “It’s like the difference between living and just existing.”
This machine is has been a game changer for Rebecca’s mental health.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved TMS for people who cannot tolerate or benefit entirely from anti-depressants.
The machine makes a pecking sound rhythmic and monotonous. It’s coming from a pulsating magnetic field, similar to what is used in MRI’s.