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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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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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a novel therapy for treatment-resistant depression that has been getting a lot of attention recently. Patients who have tried multiple antidepressant medications and are frustrated with results are choosing to try TMS. Several studies prove the positive results of TMS for people with treatment-resistant depression.…

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Since it’s approval in 2008 for the treatment of depression, TMS hasn’t received a significant amount of media coverage, but recently this has started to change. Today, TMS is getting a lot more attention as patients are trying this novel therapy and sharing their results. Researchers also continue to investigate…

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Depression is the second most common illness seen among veterans — one in eight to 10 veterans visiting a primary care physician has major depression disorder (MDD) that requires treatment. (1,2) In fact, depression plagues veterans so much that the US Department of Veterans Affairs has reported that approximately 20…

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One of the most common questions we are asked here at Madison Avenue TMS & Psychiatry is, “How long until I see results with TMS?” The shortest answer is: The time it takes to notice results with TMS depends on each patient. Are there reasons why some people notice a…

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a painless non-invasive treatment method used to relieve symptoms of major depression. TMS has been proven by numerous studies to successfully reduce symptoms of depression without the adverse effects associated with antidepressant medications. (1,2) But until recently, there has been little research on understanding the…

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Depression can happen to anyone, at any age and any time. Unfortunately, it can also happen to women when pregnant and is sometimes accompanied by feelings of anxiety, stress, and fear. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists estimates that between 14 and 23 percent of pregnant women experience depression.…

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Major depressive disorder 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 — this is referred to as treatment resistant depression (TRD). The acknowledgment that…

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