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Dr. Schwartz: What can you tell me about the new TMS treatment?
Anon_963 posted:
Hope that's the right initials--Trans Magnetic Stimulation?
I haven't been able to take any anti-depressants due to severe side effects.
I see a therapist who has helped alot but still deal with depression due to chronic health issues, being 75 and in good health except for an ongoing health issue that causes quality of life to be poor for 4 years now.

This treatment was mentioned to me and is relatively new. How successful is it for anyone, particularly someone my age?
It was suggested by the Psychiatrist I see--though it's new and he's never used it but referred me to a doctor in the practice that does. I also intend to check with my primary before even considering it.
Would appreciate any info you might provide. Thank you.

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