For most people, the holidays can be a time of joy and celebration. But for some, the holidays can be stressful and overwhelming. The emotional toll that some people experience during the holidays can contribute to depression, and it’s possible for someone who normally does not struggle with depression to…

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Depression can have many trying effects on a romantic relationship and, on the other hand, certain behaviors in a relationship can contribute to depression. The link between depression and romantic relationships can become cyclical and it’s important to understand how one affects the other.  How Depression Can Affect Your Relationship…

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We’re proud to announce that the eHealthcare Leadership Awards have recognized Madison Avenue TMS & Psychiatry for the second year in a row! This year, our practice has received two awards: Best Overall Internet Site Best Digital Marketing Campaign (Which we’ve won for the second year in a row) We’re…

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Deep TMS, also called dTMS, is a type of TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) technology. It uses magnetic pulses to help regulate neuron activity, and therefore relieve symptoms, in people who have been diagnosed with certain mental health conditions, like depression and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). Deep TMS helps relieve symptoms when…

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If you have a friend or loved one that you suspect is depressed and you’re not sure how to help them, it’s understandable that you might feel helpless and frustrated. While you can’t fix their problems or make their depression go away, you can listen to them and encourage them…

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Research has shown that having a pet can help with depression symptoms. In addition to helping ease mild symptoms of depression, pet companionship can also ease feelings of loneliness, encourage exercise (in turn improving physical health), and help improve feelings of worth. You may be wondering, “If I’m managing symptoms…

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A phobia is an intense and irrational fear reaction to a person, place, object, or situation. A person with a phobia may experience a panic attack or feelings of dread when they encounter the trigger, and their feelings of fear are out of proportion to the actual danger that exists.…

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A psychiatric nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has completed additional continuing education and training in psychiatric (mental health) nursing. Psychiatric NPs have a graduate-level (a master’s degree) or doctorate-level degree.  Psychiatric nurse practitioners work autonomously and can do the same things as psychiatrists, including prescribing medication. Nurse practitioners…

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Psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners are mental health providers that evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with mental and behavioral disorders. In many ways, their roles in patient care overlap. So, what’s the difference between the two?  Their Educational Background and Training  A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (MD) who completed…

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