TMS vs ECT

  TMS and ECT are two cranial therapies used to treat a variety of mood disorders and mental illnesses (most popularly depression). So, is TMS the same as ECT? No. ECT, also known as electro shock therapy, is often seen as a “last resort” treatment. ECT causes generalized seizures in the brain whereas TMS is […]

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Suffering From Depression and Still Working

  Life doesn’t slow down for those facing depression. You still have to get out of bed even when you don’t want to. Depression doesn’t stop the bills from coming in. It seems like more and more is expected out of you at work these days. It’s not just competence that employers look for anymore. […]

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Eating: How Eating the Right Foods Can Improve Your Mental Health

  We’ve all heard the expression, “You are what you eat” and at some age, most of us feel this when we eat bad foods because they make us feel bad.  Caffeinated soda makes you jittery, cheese can cause constipation, and a sugary dessert now will make you need a nap later.     But what about […]

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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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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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