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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Symptoms of Depression in Seniors: Are They Different?

  Depression can affect anyone at any age, and it has a well-defined set of symptoms. However, the symptoms in seniors are slightly different. The overall pattern of depression symptoms is similar at any age, but elderly depression symptoms can be evident in different ways. It is important to be aware of the symptoms 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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Is TMS Right For Me?

  Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy is a non-invasive, drug-free, outpatient therapy used in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder when antidepressants fail to provide relief from symptoms.  How do you know if this kind of treatment is right for you? Major Depressive Disorder Major Depressive Disorder, or MDD, is a common medical condition that affects […]

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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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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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