Ache and his doctor decided against ECT for treatment at this point and instead rTMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) was started. Schedule for treatment is once a day, five days a week for four to six weeks. Idea is to stimulate a certain part of the brain that doesn't work well with people suffering from depression. Apparently it isn't quite as efficient as ECT, but risks are also much smaller. Not similar cognitive and memory effects some have with ECT. Way too early to know if it is effective with Ache, but apparently every third or half of the people with treatment resistant severe depression seem to get at least some help or even remission with it. Apparently first treatment had been quite uncomfortable but next two he has now received were not bad at all.