Magnet Helps Treat Depression (NBCWashington.com)
Excerpt from NBCwashington.com
By DOREEN GENTZLER
Updated 4:00 PM EDT, Thu, May 21, 2009
Fighting depression is a tough battle for many people because medications don't always work. Now a new treatment is using magnets to help people find happiness again.
"Things weren't getting done. I wasn't going to work or I had no interest in going to work," said Richard Hannotte.
That was the first time Hannotte realized something was wrong. He said he was depressed and it was more than just feeling a little blue. It's a battle he's been fighting for the past 25 years.
"For me, it was just my whole level of productivity and it just started to dwindle," Hannotte said. "I've often been self employed and I just stopped working and stopped making money and again that continued to cause more depressive episodes."
He tried therapy and antidepressants but he experienced negative side effects with medications. He then turned to holistic approachs like accupuncture and herbal supplements. Years passed and nothing worked.
Then he heard about an experimental procedure called transcranial magnetic stimulation or TMS.
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