At the psychiatric centre of the Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH) there is a small room with a comfortable chair in it. It is surrounded by devices resembling computers and a large array of buttons and wires. It is here that young patients suffering from depression are given Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).
“One treatment lasts half an hour. It is a long time for many young people, and that is why they can watch videos during the treatment”, says head physician Björn Appelberg.