John has battled depression since his college days. While medications provided some help, the side effects were unbearable. That’s when John discovered a non-invasive treatment called transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS to treat depression.
Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center helped develop the technology, which changes a patient’s brain activity without surgery. In addition to being used to treat depression, TMS has also been applied to other disorders including severe pain, epilepsy, stroke, and Parkinson’s disease.