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Magnetic stimulation: a new approach to treating depression?
- By Michael Craig Miller, MD, Senior Editor, Mental Health Publishing, Harvard Health Publishing
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Magnets do help control depression
Some people suffering from depression are fortunate to find a good psychiatrist. If they decide to go to a psychiatrist. My people let their pride get in the way or they are just too embarrassed to ask for help. Do not procrastinate– Depression can lead to suicide – do not wait until it is too late. It is better to be safe than sorry. When you suffer, your loved ones suffer. You are not the only one who gets affected. Find a doctor who is well informed on the new developments of treatment. You could even talk to your MD. They could help you too. Everything you tell then is confidential.
Well no doubt that this new method could help mankind in which many of portion are used to be worried unusually. But I doubt that it might has an adverse effect as well. It would be good to introduce this method in the society as soon as possible to test multiple brains and coming up with the best.
However, several scientific papers and bibliographic items studied from 1980 to 2001, suggest that they are not strong evidence of benefits from the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation to treat depression, but probably due to the limited sample of patients studied
The psychiatric profession is not looking very koshe at the moment allowing Jimmy to slip through the net when he was surrounded by, enmeshed into even, neurology, psychiatry etc. and was SHOUTING ‘I’m gonna go berserk’. So I’d suggest that anybody feeling an overwhelming urge to start blowing people away should perhaps consult their local butcher for help. The most effective way of getting rid of depression is get rid of God as he is the root of ALL psychiatric disorders, especially the very intractable ones. I just felt an overwhelming urge to say all that and that I am making a MASSIVE contribution to the advancement of the pseudo-sciences. Should I consult someone and is it listed in the DSM 5 as a syndrome.
Thankfully, my depression is well controlled by medication. But I can imagine the need for this type of treatment for people who are not so fortunate.
Anything that can help them would be welcome.
My concern would be the cost of treatment for anyone not on a relatively high income.
Thanks for being committed to public health, natural remedies and progressive treatments to get results.
If it is better than ECT then probably it should be given a chance.
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