I found this article Beyond Prozac – Depression Treatment Breakthroughs, written by Tim Jarvis, on Oprah.com. It highlights the newest treatments coming to possible availability, such as magnetic seizure therapy (MST), where a seizure is induced by a magnetic field rather than by electricity. The article also discusses DBS, “brain implants that work like pacemakers to keep a lagging neural area up to speed.” Apparently, ketamine, the anesthetic, is being investigated as another viable treatment for depression (It’s noted that a small dose snapped people out of depression almost instantly).
And people think ECT is the only “radical” treatment out there.
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