Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a breakthrough treatment for patients with depression who do not find relief from their symptoms with antidepressants. There are currently seven FDA-approved TMS machines used in clinics across the US. Madison Avenue TMS & Psychiatry is proud to announce that, in addition to the NeuroStar®…

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Insurance covers TMS for depression when a patient fails 4 different antidepressants from at least 2 different classes. (“Failing” a medication means that either depression symptoms didn’t improve, or that the patient couldn’t tolerate the side effects.) But what are antidepressant “classes?”  Antidepressants work by increasing levels of chemicals in…

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Parenting has its challenges, but it can be even more challenging for parents who struggle with depression. If you have children and also have depression, you’re not alone. Depression affects millions of parents in the US.  Unfortunately, depression can affect a parent’s relationship with their kids, and can increase the…

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Depression causes pain in many different ways. Depression is often associated with painful emotional states like sadness, irritability, and guilt, but it can also cause physical symptoms, like back pain and headaches. In fact, more than two-thirds of patients with depression experience pain.(1) Why does depression affect our bodies, and…

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One of the questions my patients are most eager to ask me when they start their depression treatment is, “How long does it take to recover from depression?” My answer to them is always, “It depends on the patient.” Every patient is different and therefore recovery time depends on a…

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It is estimated that between 10 and 15 percent of women develop postpartum depression, which is the onset of depression symptoms in women after having a baby.(1) Postpartum depression is treatable and has traditionally been treated with antidepressants and talk therapy. Many new mothers diagnosed with postpartum depression are reluctant…

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When you search for the symptoms of depression, you’ll likely see both weight loss and weight gain. So, which is it? The answer is: it depends on the person. While some people with depression will gain weight, others will lose weight. Below we’ll explore the role of depression in weight…

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Many people may not realize that a common sign of depression can include difficulty with memory (forgetfulness) and concentration. For someone with depression, the ability to multitask, remember appointments, and make payments on-time can seem overwhelming and, at times, impossible. Depression affects many cognitive functions (thinking skills) that contribute to…

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TMS is clinically proven and FDA-approved to treat treatment-resistant depression, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), and pain associated with migraine headaches with aura. (1,2,3) Many clinical trials also show that TMS is effective in relieving symptoms of anxiety, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder), and traumatic brain injury. (4,5,6)…

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