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‘Depression Helmet’ Therapy, an Alternative Treatment

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Treating Depression Through Deep TMS ‘Helmet’ Therapy First it was the Cymbalta. Oh, how much hope one has when leaving the doctor’s office with a potential lifesaving prescription in hand. After suffering in silence with serious depression, all hopes for relief are pinned to a drug that might just change life for the better. Until … Read more

TMS Costs – is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Affordable?

Is TMS affordable? How much does TMS Cost?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] TMS Therapy, an Alternative Treatment for Depression When it comes to living with persistent depression, getting the treatment and care you require is of paramount importance. There are countless cases of patients who have struggled for years with the debilitating effects of major depressive disorder, without finding relief. Those who haven’t responded well to … Read more

Maintaining Relationships While Depressed

Maintianing Relationships While Depressed

Relationships can be a serious boon when struggling with depression. Friends, family members, and loving partners can be essential to keeping you afloat when things get tough, and it’s their love and support that often keeps us going. However, it’s not always easy being involved with other people. When you’re in a relationship with someone, … Read more

Depression Is A Mental Illness and Should Be Taken Seriously

Depression is a Mental Ilness and Should Be Taken Seriously

One would think that an illness that affects 17.3 million people and is closely correlated with suicidal ideation, drug use disorder, and drastic drops in productivity is taken very seriously. One would think that, given the impact depression has on our lives, it would be our collective responsibility to identify and treat it in friends, … Read more

How Does dTMS Improve Upon the Older rTMS Method of Treatment?

How dTMS improves upon rTMS

When transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) technology was first developed in 1985, its effectiveness and reach into the brain was limited. While it first began to explore the possibility of using magnetism in psychiatric medicine, as a pain-free and non-invasive way to physically affect the brain, much progress has been made since in terms of speed, … Read more

Depression Is More Than Just Being “Sad”

Depression More Than Being Sad

When someone is diagnosed with major depressive disorder, they are struggling with a mental health issue that sets itself apart due to an abnormally protracted period of low mood. It’s important to make that distinction. We’re all allowed to be sad, and it’s important to fully express our emotions – be they positive or negative. … Read more

How To Approach Friends and Family About Depression

How to Approach Friends and Family About Depression

Roughly 16 million American adults are estimated to have major depressive disorder, and far more are estimated to experience a form of depression at some point in their lifetime. It’s likely that you know someone who is depressed or are depressed yourself. And that is okay. While occasionally severe, and definitely very challenging, depression is … Read more

Depression and Work

Maintaining a Job While Depressed

The fear that you won’t be able to function while depressed is not unfounded. Loss of productivity is a common problem with depression, and some people struggle with a depressive disorder so severe that they are unable to seek and maintain steady work. While therapy and treatment are essential, there’s a whole host of factors … Read more

Why You Shouldn’t Try to Just Hide Your Depression

Why You Should Not Hide Depression

An approximated 7.1 percent of American adults struggle with symptoms of depression, a mental health condition that can be physically and emotionally crippling. Yet over a third of people affected by this disorder don’t get any treatment whatsoever, and often don’t even seek it out. Many learn, over the years, to hide their thoughts and … Read more

How to Take Care of Yourself While Battling Depression

Taking Care Of Yourself While Depressed

It’s quite tough to deal with depression. Regardless of when you first began feeling depressed, and regardless of how the depression developed to begin with, being depressed is universally difficult. Everything is harder – from performing adequately at work and dealing with the pressures and responsibilities of everyday living to getting up and out of … Read more

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