The FDA has approved Transcranial Electromagnetic Stimulation to treat depression.
Yes, after all those years of "I've bulk-erased my mind" jokes in my line of work, there may be something to it. --Or it could be a big fat placebo; I'm pretty sure some Big Outfit would do a study of the effectiveness of whacking depressed people with cricket bats if there was a hint of help there and if it did prove to work even a little, some supplier would be making and marketing an official treatment version.
Either way, I'm looking forward to the TV ads: "Zap your unhappiness away!" (Even if it does work, I'd as soon not have Habeeb and Billy-Bob try treatin' the whole nation. That would suck; also, Fox would cancel it).
3 weeks ago