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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TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) may show some promise for individuals who struggle to lose weight. Obesity is associated with serious health complications that are considered the leading causes of death in the US, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. (1) Obesity is a public health…

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a breakthrough treatment for patients with depression who do not find relief from their symptoms with antidepressants. There are currently seven FDA-approved TMS machines used in clinics across the US. Madison Avenue TMS & Psychiatry is proud to announce that, in addition to the NeuroStar®…

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One of the questions my patients are most eager to ask me when they start their depression treatment is, “How long does it take to recover from depression?” My answer to them is always, “It depends on the patient.” Every patient is different and therefore recovery time depends on a…

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It is estimated that between 10 and 15 percent of women develop postpartum depression, which is the onset of depression symptoms in women after having a baby.(1) Postpartum depression is treatable and has traditionally been treated with antidepressants and talk therapy. Many new mothers diagnosed with postpartum depression are reluctant…

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For many people diagnosed with depression, especially those with severe depression, antidepressants provide welcomed relief from symptoms. However, approximately one-third of people with depression won’t see improvement in their symptoms with antidepressants, and as much as 50% will stop taking their medication due to undesirable side effects, fear of addiction,…

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Yes! Medicare covers TMS therapy in New York. While Medicaid doesn’t yet cover TMS, Medicare does. Patients who are eligible for Medicare include US citizens who are 65 years and older, or who are severely disabled. Income is not a deciding factor for Medicare eligibility. To learn more about Medicare…

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