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Depression is a serious mental illness experienced by 1 in 15 adults in the United States each year. Many medications researched over the past few decades have been the main working tools in fighting this terrible disorder. Unfortunately for many, these medications prove to be insufficient, so scientists have been working to find new and improved ways to help patients suffering from depression.
The practice was first introduced in 1938, and has since then undergone many procedural adaptations, mirroring new advancements in medicine and technology. The severity of the treatments has led to a stigma among the public, yet it is important to understand that the treatments are safe and have been proven to be effective.