Lithium For Depression

Depression is a complex and challenging mental health condition that often requires a personalized approach to treatment. Not everyone responds well to every treatment, and it can take some time to find the right treatment—or combination of treatments—that works for you.  While traditional types of antidepressants, such as selective serotonin…

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In the realm of mental health treatment, understanding the roles of different professionals can be crucial for individuals seeking the proper support. At Madison Avenue TMS & Psychiatry, people often ask, “Do psychiatrists do therapy?”  Although “therapy” can be used to refer to a range of treatments, including medical interventions,…

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Incorporating exercise into daily routines has emerged as a powerful ally in the pursuit of good mental health, particularly for individuals grappling with different types of depression or anxiety. With the new year upon us, many people look to make a fresh start, and setting new exercise and fitness goals…

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As the new year begins, many people consider making resolutions to enhance their well-being. One growing trend gaining popularity is “Dry January,” a movement encouraging people to abstain from alcohol for the entire month. This isn’t just a way to cut calories or avoid hangovers—cutting down on drinking, or cutting…

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As we prepare for the upcoming holidays, family reunions, longer nights, and the end of the  year, I find myself compelled to engage in a different type of conversation with my readers on this blog—one about our mental well-being during a period when all of us, whether we have a…

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Individuals exploring transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as a treatment option can sometimes find themselves struggling to find out if TMS is covered by insurance. But getting TMS covered by your health insurance may not be as hard as you think. Although it is a relatively new therapy, TMS is gaining…

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Thanksgiving is generally regarded as a time of gratitude and togetherness, but not everyone finds it easy to have a happy Thanksgiving. The holiday can also be a source of stress and anxiety for many. Balancing the demands of social gatherings, sumptuous feasts, and emotional triggers can be challenging, especially…

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TMS And Psychedelics 

Depression is a widespread and debilitating mental health condition affecting millions worldwide. It can lead to a range of symptoms, including persistent sadness, loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities, changes in appetite and sleep patterns, and even thoughts of self-harm or suicide. The conventional treatment options for depression, such…

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Updated on October 23, 2023 Major depressive disorder (MDD) affects more than 16 million adults in the United States (1). Standard therapies for major depression include antidepressant medications and talk therapy. However, many patients don’t find relief from depressive symptoms with traditional treatments such as pharmaceuticals — this is referred…

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TMS VS tDCS: A Deep Dive

Neurostimulation—a type of therapy that uses electricity to stimulate brain activity—has gained prominence in psychiatry for its potential to treat a range of mental health conditions. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) are two kinds of non-invasive neurostimulation techniques you may see offered as a treatment…

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