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Magnets Are Also Used In Treatments

10. Magnets Are Also Used In Treatments

This is a relatively new form of treatment and is a non-invasive procedure. The device sends short strong magnetic pulses into the brain and an electric current is produced there. This device is often placed on the prefrontal cortex as this is the area that shows abnormal activity in patients with severe depression.

Another name for the treatment is repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and the procedure doesn’t require the use of anesthesia. Each session is anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes and is highly advised for patients who are not responding to traditional prescribed antidepressant medication. Headaches or mild discomfort has so far been shown to be the only after-effects of such treatment.

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