‘It’s like you have a new lease on life.’ Woman battling 20-year depression finds relief from little-known treatment


CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – Millions battle depression every day in the United States. Did you know 1 out of 2 Americans report suffering from the mental health disease?

Many turn to anti-depressants to help them manage it and find relief. But for some, medication doesn’t help – or just isn’t enough.

That’s where a little known treatment called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) comes in. It helps patients who have medication-resistant depression, meaning medication isn’t effective enough or the side effects are so intolerable they can’t take the prescribed drug.