Neurostimulation is a modulation of the central or peripheral nervous system by electrical or magnetic impulses. This is commonly used in neurosurgery and neurology for a variety of applications, including pain management, hearing and visual prostheses, and control of... Kimberly Depaz experienced the first signs of depression when she was 5 years old, mostly as feelings of being “really down” and different from everyone else. Throughout her adult life, she tried every medication and anti-depressant under the sun — Prozac,... For many people suffering depression, antidepressant medications provide sufficient relief. But up to 50 percent of those diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) will not respond to these drugs. Read more. An estimated 16 million people in this country are treated for depression every year. That number doesn’t count people who haven’t yet sought help. In many cases, medication is an effective way to get some relief, but there’s another, newer way some doctors are... A machine that sends magnetic pulses into a patient’s brain has become the new frontier of depression treatment, promising to ease symptoms for those who have found little relief from medication or talk therapy. Read more.