Antidepressants: Risks and Benefits

For people suffering from mild depression, seeing a therapist and making some dietary changes, increased exercise, and other behavioral strategies can greatly reduce the symptoms of depression.  For those with Major Depressive Disorder or MDD, however, relief is more elusive and a doctor may suggest antidepressants.   What Are Antidepressants? Antidepressants are medications used to treat […]

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The Root Causes of Depression

According to the World Health Organization, Depression, or Major Depressive Disorder, affects more than 264 million people all over the world.  Depression is more than sadness; its a persistent sadness that often has no apparent reason. Its symptoms can be mild or can be debilitating and even life-threatening. Symptoms of Depression include: Fatigue and lack […]

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Start the New Year With Positivity and Keep Depression at Bay

The new year is a time to start fresh, to put bad habits behind you and start on a path to a better you. Some people will succeed and follow through on their resolutions while others will make it for a month and those bad habits will come back.  But if you suffer from Depression […]

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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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