Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) For Depression

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) For Depression


Everyone has experienced a bout of "the blues" at some point. But clinical depression, which affects 19 million Americans each year, can often mean years of feeling helpless, hopeless and sad. Many are helped by antidepressant medications, but what are the alternatives when medications don't work? A new non-drug therapy is now being tested at Emory. Background This VNR features a patient who has suffered from depression for a number of years and is exploring other alternatives because medications didn't work for her. She recently enrolled in the TMS study at Emory. Soundbites include: Dr. William M. McDonald, Fuqua Chair of Psychiatry at Emory and Barbara Powell, Patient Suffering from Depression More Info Fuqua Gift to Emory Researcher Will Advance Depression Research Targeting Depression

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