Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy offers Relief For Some Suffering From Mental Health Woes
MIAMI – For those who suffer from mental health issues, when medication doesn't work it can feel like the end of the road. A non-invasive therapy that's existed for decades is now becoming more popular: in South Florida and around the world.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, is making a huge difference for some patients who are suffering but don't know where to turn.
The therapy has been around since 1985, but now more than ever patients are using it when other forms of treatment have not been effective.
"About four years ago, I got divorced," said Andy Burton, who found GIA Miami last year. "I have two daughters. My life tanked."
It's been a long road for Burton, who spent much of his life battling depression, anxiety and intrusive thoughts. He said he was about to give up.