New depression treatment in the metro


THIS MORNING WE’RE TAKING LOOK AT I-35/80 AT HICKMAN RD. AS YOU CAN SEE TRAFFIC IS ……… SABRINA: WE’LL CONTINUE TO KEEP OUR EYES ON THE ROADS THIS MORNING AND LET YOU KNOW OF ANYTHING THAT MIGHT DISRUPT YOUR MORNING COMMUTE… SABRINA: IN YOUR HEALTH MATTERS — SABRINA: ONE IN 8 IOWANS SUFFERS FROM DEPRESSION. NOW, THERE IS A NEW TREATMENT FOR THOSE THAT SAY THEIR MEDICATION ISN’T DOING ENOUGH. LOCAL 5’S LAKYN MCGEE JOINS US LIVE IN THE STUDIO WITH MORE. LAKYN: THIS NEW TREATMENT IS CALLED TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION. DOCTORS AT COMPASS CLINICAL IN URBANDALE SAY THIS IS FOR PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN ON 4 OR 5 DIFFERENT MEDICATIONS AND AREN’T SEEING IMPROVEMENTS. T-M-S TREATS DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY THROUGH 36 DIFFERENT TREATMENTS. IT TAKES 20 MINUTES AND I SPOKE WITH A PATIENT THAT SAYS IT’S PAINLESS. BUT HOW DOES IT ACTUALLY WORK? “WE CAN, ACTUALLY, TARGET THE SPECIFIC AREA OF THE BRAIN THAT’S AFFECTED BY DEPRESSION. IT’S AN AREA IN THE LEFT FRONTAL LOBE OF THE BRAIN THAT WE ARE STIMULATING TO WORK HARDER. IT’S NOT WORKING AS HARD AS IT NEEDS TO WITH DEPRESSION.” LAKYN: SO HOW CAN YOU TELL IF SOMEONE IS SUFFERING FROM DEPRESSION AND NEEDS HELP? HEALTH OFFICIALS AT COMPASS CLINICAL SAY THESE ARE COMMON SIGNS… SUICIDAL THOUGHTS, NO MOTIVATION, NO ENERGY, AND THEIR DAILY LIFE IS BEING AFFECTED. DR. BARLOW SAYS HE’S TREATED ABOUT 12-HUNDRED PATIENTS. AND NOW THEY ARE SLOWLY GETTING OFF THEIR MEDICATION. LIVE IN THE STUDIO LAKYN MCGEE LOCAL 5 NEWS WE ARE IOWA SABRINA: THANK YOU LAKYN… FREE OF CHARGE INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE THIRD WEDNESDAY OF EVERY OTHER MONTH. THE NEXT ONE WILL BE IN JUNE. THE CONTACT INFORMATION IS ON YOUR SCREEN. SABRINA: TIME FOR A SHORT BREAK

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