Thankfully, there is a cutting edge alternative treatment for depression that is life-changing in its effectiveness. Cleared in 2008 by the FDA for treating MDD, Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive treatment that does not require anesthesia, and is well tolerated. Using a coil that is strategically placed on the scalp, TMS uses repetitive magnetic pulses that are targeted to the mood center of the brain. The resulting electro-magnetic currents act to stimulate dormant brain cells in the limbic region, eventually re-balancing brain chemistry and resulting in improved concentration, sleep quality, and overall mood. The TMS therapy success rate has shown to be significant with over 1 Million treatments provided since 2008.