Major depression is an extremely complicated disorder, and though there are treatments available that are effective for some portion of patients, including SSRI drug therapy, psychotherapy, meditation, and exercise, not every treatment for depression works well for everyone. For those who have treatment resistant depression, transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy has been shown to provide some relief.
There are a number of things that make transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy worth recommending. Unlike some prescription drugs which can have debilitating side effects, TMS has not been shown to cause sedation, weight gain, or sexual dysfunction. As well, unlike electroconvulsive therapy, also known as electroshock treatment, transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy has not been shown to impair memory. Me