Social Media and Depression: New Issues for a New Age

  The arrival of social media has made an impact on people of all ages, all over the world. The ability to connect to others from anywhere allowed for existing friendships to flourish and new friendships to be made. But with such a positive impact came downfalls as well. As social media has evolved, so […]

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How to Get the Most Out of TMS Treatment

  With all of the research that has been conducted on TMS and the many personal testimonies, it is obvious that TMS is a great resource for treatment-resistant mental illness. TMS has changed many lives by drastically relieving pain due to depression, or in some cases, taking it away. Obviously, those who decide to take […]

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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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TMS Vs. Anti-Depressants

  With an increased awareness of mental health issues, there is no shame in seeking treatment you need to improve well-being. Depression is common in many people and if it is getting in the way of you enjoying your life, you don’t have to suffer. There are many treatment options available. The most common type […]

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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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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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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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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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