Is There Any New Depression Treatment?

  • 1

1 Answer

These messages are for mutual support and information sharing only. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.
The good news is that there are new treatment options. This short article will talk about new medications, new procedures, and implantable devices. New medications:
  • GABA. This is also the name of a neurotransmitter found in the brain responsible for ambition and stress release. Scientists are working on how to raise the level of GABA in the brain.
  • Ketamine. Researchers are now working to find out how long the effects can last as well as the side effects.
New procedure:
  • Transmagnetic Stimulation (TMS). It was recently approved by the FDA to treat severe depression. This doesn't cause pain and can be done as an outpatient procedure.
New device:
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulator. This small device is implanted in the chest. It's connected to a nerve in the neck through a wire. The device work by sending electric pulses to the nerve.
  Keywords: new depression treatment; new depression treatments
Where can one have this done?  I live in a smaller city Sanangelo TX and I doubt there is anyone here that does this here.  So could someone tell me where the procedure is taking place.?  Thank you, Carrie S.
As I know, there are two hospitals that can do Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). One is Poplar Springs Hospital. Here is its contact details:
350 Poplar Drive, Petersburg, VA 23805
804-733-6874 / 866-546-2229
poplarsprings.com
Another is Cedar Hills Hospital. Its contact details are as following.
10300 SW Eastridge Street, Portland, OR 97225
503-944-5000 / 877-601-5303
cedarhillshospital.com

As for Vagus Nerve Stimulator, Tacoma General Hospital can do this procedure. Its contact information is listed below.
315 M Martin Luther King Junior Way, Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone:(253) 403-1000

There is a Neuropsychiatric Treatment Center which has both of the procedures. You can visit its website “seattlentc.com” or call 206-467-6300 to speak with a member of their team.
...