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Posted by TMS Staff - scooped another great article on Nov 23, 2015 9:46:02 AM

 

"From what I saw as a kid, being an adult looked miserable," Dagostino said. "I saw nothing good out of growing up and continuing to live." 

 

This is a quote from Laura Zenga.  We hear these kind of statements often and many people like Laura are looking for a solution to their depression.  The following article by Alana Melanson from the LowellSun News is about the journey of a young women to finding a solution to her depression.

"LITTLETON, MA -- Laura Zenga settled into the big chair, reminiscent of one found in a dentist's office, in a room at the New England Center for Mental Health last week.

The treatment coordinator, Victoria Cruz-Howsare, accessed her brain map and moved the arm of the NeuroStar machine, placing the portion housing the magnetic coil on Zenga's head. As the 37-minute timer began to tick down, a tapping noise emerged as the machine delivered bursts of magnetic pulses to Zenga's neurons, activating the neurotransmitters she has been lacking as a result of depression.

"The best way that I can describe it is that it's kind of like a small woodpecker in one spot, but it doesn't hurt that much," Zenga said. "You get used to it."

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