Video: Treatment Relieves Depression with Electrical Stimulation

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatment for depression featured on NWCN news, who have published the video of their feature.

The video includes footage of a treatment being carried out while the patient watches TV. It explains her battles with depression, which have included extensive medication, hospitalisation and even suicide attempts.

Now rTMS treatment is:

“…doing for Kathryn what nothing else has.”

Depression Treatment

Major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. Unfortunately, medicine only can help half the time.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a technological breakthrough in the treatment of depression.

In the video below, psychiatry professor Glenn Currier said TMS is an option for people who aren’t helped by medication. He said TMS works for around seven out of 10 patients.

Patients Review

Patient Kathryn Brokaw says in the video:

“It’s the best thing that’s happened since sliced bread”

How it Works

TMS turns magnetic waves into mild electrical current, stimulating inactive areas in the brains of people with depression.

Psychiatry professor Glenn Currier explains how the approach is very targeted to the right area of the brain:

“So instead of applying electricity to the whole brain, or whole body, we can target it to the area that controls mood.

“It can be quite life changing actually.”

He adds that it’s one of the safest and most well-tolerated treatments for depression.

“If it gets to the point where you can’t function and it’s really getting in the way of your day-to-day life, we tell people you do not need to walk the world in that state. There are alternatives to that.”

Private TMS for Depression Treatment, London

The treatment is now available for private patients in London at Smart TMS, a specialist provider of the innovative treatment based at The Smart Clinics Brompton Cross (South Kensington).


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