There is a new procedure being used to treat people suffering from depression. It is called trans-cranial magnetic stimulation.
It is usually used in cases where more traditional treatment methods fail to relieve the symptoms. For instance, there are many people out there who just can't find a medicine that will relieve their symptoms.
During the procedure, a magnetic coil is placed on your head, and it uses magnetic pulses to stimulate the neurons. It is meant to activate areas of the brain that have been shown to have less activity in people with depression.
It can cause some headache and maybe some discomfort at the area where the magnet was. Unfortunately, it can cause mania in some people with bipolar disorder. It is less likely to work in people with psychotic symptoms like me. Some research has shown that this procedure can help people with schizophrenia.
However, seeing things like this gives me hope. I would love to see a cure in my lifetime.