How to Take Care of Your Own Mental Health

The holidays can be a time of great joy with gatherings of family and friends, beloved holiday traditions, a blanket of glistening snow, and general good cheer that hangs in the air.  For others, however, the holidays can be a lonely time filled with sadness. People with depression often feel even more and alone and […]

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Medicare and TMS

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is an effective treatment for symptoms of Depression that can be successful when other treatments have failed.  A 2014 study of 257 patients found that after a year, 67% had a positive response to the treatment with 45.1% reaching full remission.  Because of its success, TMS is now covered by most insurance […]

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Postpartum Depression

Having a baby is supposed to be the happiest time of your life.  Your beautiful child fills you with joy and love. But what if there’s something else there too?  What if you’re experiencing depression as well? How could you be feeling so down during the happiest time in your life?  During pregnancy and post-childbirth, […]

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The Connection Between Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety often go hand-in-hand.  According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, almost half of all people who experience depression also experience anxiety.  Fortunately, there’s a lot of overlap for this double-whammy of disorders of both their symptoms and their treatments.     What is Depression? Depression, or Major Depressive Disorder, is an overall […]

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Fall Means a Rise in Seasonal Affective Disorder

When fall arrives, bringing with it chilly temperatures and shorter days, many people find themselves feeling a little glum.  For some people, however, this time of year is when their depression peaks and when other people are preparing for the upcoming holidays, they can barely get out of bed.  Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is […]

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