TMS is an FDA-approved treatment option for depression, and studies have shown it to be particularly effective for people who have tried multiple antidepressants with no success.  In one study of treatment-resistant patients (patients for whom antidepressants did not work), 58% of patients saw improvement in their symptoms after one…

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Deep TMS therapy, also called dTMS, is a type of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy that is FDA-approved to treat patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).  During dTMS treatments, a doctor or nurse fits a helmet that contains a metal coil over the patient’s head.…

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It’s common for people who have an anxiety disorder, ADD/ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, or a traumatic brain injury to also be suffering from depression. Rates of depression among people with these conditions are higher than rates of depression among the general public. When depression is diagnosed alongside another condition, it’s…

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Prescription antidepressants, in combination with talk therapy, are typically the first line of treatment prescribed for depression, but they’re also associated with several side effects that can deter patients from wanting to take them.  For patients who do not like the idea of taking antidepressants because of the side effects,…

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The most common way of treating depression is with prescription antidepressant medications. There are many different types of antidepressants—each type works in a unique way to relieve symptoms. Although antidepressants provide relief for many patients, they are also associated with unpleasant side effects, like: Nausea Increased appetite that can lead…

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Many people who are taking antidepressants for major depressive disorder (MDD) struggle to understand whether their medications are working. Should you feel happy 24 hours a day, seven days a week? Is it normal to still feel depressed even if you’ve been taking antidepressants for a certain period?  Antidepressants don’t…

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Many people who have suffered from clinical depression, or who have a loved one who suffers from depression, may have noticed that they’re not the only one in their family who has it. It’s very common for major depressive disorder (MDD) to run in families. Depression is caused by a…

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A new transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) technology, called intermittent theta-burst stimulation (iTBS), has shown promise for veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition in which someone develops stress reactions after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. It is often accompanied by flashbacks and nightmares…

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