TMS Has Been Around Longer Than You Thought

  The use of magnets to treat ailments has been around for more than a hundred years.  While the modern incarnation of the transcranial magnetic stimulation device was first introduced in 1985 by Anthony Barker, it’s roots go back much further than that to 1881, when chemist and physicist Michael Faraday created a magnetic field […]

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Why Self-Care Is So Important During the Coronavirus

  During this time of isolating at home to curb the spread of COVID-19, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s important for you to remain healthy and happy.  There’s the uncertainty of the virus and its effect on the economy.  You may have lost your job.  If you have kids, you have to make […]

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Coping With Depression and Anxiety During the Coronavirus Crisis

Depression and anxiety are difficult to cope with during the best of times but when the world has been turned upside down because of a pandemic, fear of the unknown and the need to adapt to all of the radical changes can have a detrimental impact on people trying to manage their mental health.  There […]

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Depression After The Death of a Loved One

  When a loved one dies, the loss is often profound and the grief enduring.  But over time, the grief generally subsides and life moves forward.  For some people, however, grief becomes a lingering and serious period of depression.  Grief is different for each person and the depth of pain and length of time until […]

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Soothing the Beast

Major Depressive Disorder is a monster that affects more than 16.1 million American adults.  It is more than feeling a little sad; MDD can be debilitating, leaving a person real physical symptoms and desperate for something―anything―to soothe the savage beast. Music can be that “something”.  It is a universal language that can calm as much […]

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How Magnets are Transforming the Medical Field

  Magnets are everywhere.  Vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, speakers, computers all use magnets to function.  When we finally get the hoverboards that Back to the Future promised us, they will likely use magnetic technologies to hover. One industry where magnets have had the biggest impact is the medical industry.  The science of magnets has advanced medicine […]

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Smiling Depression: Taking Off the Mask

For many people who suffer from depression, it is apparent to those around them.  The outward sadness, lethargy, loss of appetite, loss of motivation, and the inability to do simple things in life are obvious red flags to friends and loved ones.  For others, it’s not so obvious.  Although they suffer from symptoms of depression […]

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Social Media and Depression

Most kids today are growing up online. Every important moment and most of the non-important ones are posted online, shared on social media for the world to see.  And it’s not just kids.  According to Pew Research Center, by February of 2019, more than 72% of adults regularly used at least one social media platform. […]

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What To Do If You Feel a Loved One Has MDD

Major Depressive Disorder is a common, debilitating disorder that affects approximately 16.2 million adults in the U.S. in a given year. It is more than the sadness or grief that we all feel from time to time. It’s overwhelming and consuming and is often accompanied by loss of interest, loss of appetite, and hopelessness.  It […]

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TMS and MRI: Similarities and Differences

TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is a therapy that is growing in popularity for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder because of its high rate of success.  It’s a non-invasive therapy that uses strong magnets like those in an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to stimulate areas of the brain.  The two have a few similarities but […]

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