Fishersville doctors use new technology to treat depression

Published: Nov. 22, 2016 at 10:39 PM EST
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Diane Winsboro has dealt with depression almost all of her life. Now, she's finally able to live a happy life.

"They've really saved my life when it comes to depression," said Winsboro.

That's all thanks to Dr. Timothy Kane and FDA-approved Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMP), which uses magnetic pulses to painlessly stimulate cells in the brain to clear away dark clouds of the disorder.

Dr. Kane said the results are impressive.

"We have a 70 percent response rate which means that the patient has at least a 50 percent reduction in their symptoms," said Kane. "We have a 55 percent remission rate, which means they are typically symptom-free at the end of the treatment."

Each treatment course last for 6 weeks and so far, Dr. Kane has treated over 90 patients.

And for patients like Winsboro, it's a life changer.

"I had someone drive me here and drive me home that I would be so relaxed that I would go in and take a nap," Winsboro said. "And it just calms you from the very first treatment."

If you would like more information on TMP, you can call 540-688-2646. You can learn more about depression itself in the graphics below.