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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS): Hope for stubborn depression

By: Adam P. Stern, MD, Contributor Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States among people ages 15 to 44. While there are many effective treatments for depression, first-line approaches such as antidepressants and psychotherapy do not work for everyone. In fact, approximately two-thirds of people with depression donít get adequate relief from the first antidepressant they try. After two months of treatment, at least some symptoms will remain for these…

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