It’s been widely documented that TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation, is a highly-effective treatment for depression, especially in cases where medication and talk therapy have failed. But TMS can also help individuals who are struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder, and a type of TMS called “dTMS” (“deep TMS”) is now FDA-approved…

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Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health illnesses in the US and they can oftentimes co-occur. Nearly one-half of people who are diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.(1) When someone has been diagnosed with depression and also experiences symptoms of anxiety, referred…

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (or “TMS”) is an incredible breakthrough in the treatment of depression, and it’s an excellent option for patients who haven’t experienced adequate symptom relief with antidepressants and therapy. But many patients wonder how the effect that TMS has on their brain actually works to alleviate the symptoms…

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Antidepressants are considered the gold standard treatment for depression. However, while many people experience relief from depression symptoms with antidepressants, especially those with moderate to severe depression, many people either experience unpleasant side effects or find that medication doesn’t relieve their symptoms.(1) While it can be tempting for someone to…

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Research links depression to a certain region of the brain, called the prefrontal cortex.(1,2) A new depression treatment, called transcranial magnetic stimulation (also referred to as TMS) works by stimulating the prefrontal cortex to relieve depression symptoms. To understand how TMS works as a treatment for depression, it first helps…

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Bipolar disorder is a disabling condition that affects approximately 2.8% of adults in the US.(1) People with bipolar disorder experience extreme mood swings that range from lows (referred to as depression) to highs (called mania or hypomania). These mood swings can make it difficult for someone with bipolar disorder to…

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TMS is proven to achieve high success rates in patients who do not respond to antidepressants, commonly referred to as treatment-resistant depression.(1) However, while many people see a major improvement in their depression symptoms with TMS, some people will only experience a small difference or, in some cases, not at…

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Valentine’s Day, although promoted by the greeting card, flower, and other retail industries as a joyful and romantic day, can induce feelings of loneliness and depression. Human beings have evolved to seek out intimacy, and Valentine’s Day can highlight the absence of such relationships.  Valentine’s Day may feel difficult if…

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Bullying is a universal problem that affects not only children but also adolescents and adults. The typical bully takes advantage of a real (or imagined) power dynamic to suppress, belittle, or demean someone. Any person who has ever been insulted, targeted, or snubbed by someone else has experienced bullying.  Victims…

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For people taking an antidepressant, it can feel frustrating when they don’t see results right away. But finding the right depression treatment can take time and often requires collaboration with your doctor. If you’re antidepressant isn’t working, don’t give up. You may need to try a different treatment option or…

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