Lachlan was diagnosed with clinical depression in his 20’s after feelings of profound sadness, despair and immense desperation. He describes his condition prior to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as being “dangerously depressed”, “at rock bottom” and “suicidal.”
Lachlan, a patient of TMS Clinics Australia, speaks about his experience with TMS therapy on ABC national radio program “All in the mind” which aired on 17 December 2017.
Brain stimulation for depression
About 1 in 5 people with clinical depression are not helped by anti-depressant medication—so alternative treatments are being explored. One of them is TMS: Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation. It's a non-invasive method of passing a magnetic pulse through the skin to a focussed part of the brain, and it’s showing real promise. Hear about one young man’s experience of this treatment.