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New Technology Helping Patients with Depression

Depression
Posted at 3:35 PM, Nov 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-03 10:43:21-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Making sure that those suffering from depression can get effective treatment is important for helping the lives of sufferers.

A new technology called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation(TMS) is allowing doctors to help those who do not respond to traditional depression treatments.

VIDEO LEFT: We were joined by Dr. John Bailey, a doctor that is using TMS to treat depression, and Chris Stockwell, a patient who has undergone TMS.

The treatment is cleared by the FDA and uses a magnetic coil pressed against the scalp of the patient to help control mood.

You can learn more about the treatment by clicking here.