Magnetic stimulation being used to help treat depression

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — According to the National Institute of Health, millions of Americans experience at least one major depressive episode each year.

The majority will turn to medications, a health professional, or a combination of both for help. For some patients, medications do not work but luckily there are other treatment options available.

Dr. Samuel Collier, a psychiatrist at UT Health Austin, spoke with KXAN about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and how it is now being used to help treat depression.

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