TMS on Hallmark Channel “Home & Family Show”

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Dr. Kira Stein, M.D.

Psychiatrist Dr. Kira Stein, M.D. explains how Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is used to treat severe depression by using an MRI-strength magnetic field to stimulate dormant parts of the brain, instead of treating the condition with medication. Two former patients, Carmen and Meghan, share their success stories and Meghan even allows us to watch a session. Dr. Stein also discusses symptoms of depression, the genetic component, when you should seek professional treatment, and the time commitment and success rate of TMS. TMS had been FDA approved since 2008 and is being covered by more and more insurance companies.