Is There Any New Depression Treatment?

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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.
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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
Another is Cedar Hills Hospital. Its contact details are as following.
10300 SW Eastridge Street, Portland, OR 97225
503-944-5000 / 877-601-5303

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 “” or call 206-467-6300 to speak with a member of their team.