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An underused option for severe depression

A new study supports the use of noninvasive brain stimulation in people with severe depression who havenít responded to medication. If medication isnít helping to ease severe depression, nonsurgical brain stimulation may be an effective alternative to consider, according to a study published online March 27 by The BMJ. Specifically, the study found that evidence seems to back the use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) over other,…

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