Greg has dealt with depression so debilitating that he remained in bed for five years.

He recalls his wife sitting on the edge of the bed before she left for work one day and saying, “I understand how much you are suffering. If you are not here when I get back this evening, I will completely understand.”

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ER physician Dr. Travis Stork notes that the American Psychiatric Association has found that the procedure has “relatively small to moderate benefits,” and he warns that TMS is not a miracle for everyone, but it can provide another option for treating depression, especially in cases where medications aren’t effective.