Many people may not realize that a common sign of depression can include difficulty with memory (forgetfulness) and concentration. For someone with depression, the ability to multitask, remember appointments, and make payments on-time can seem overwhelming and, at times, impossible. Depression affects many cognitive functions (thinking skills) that contribute to…

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Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of depression, affecting up to 90% of people diagnosed with depression, and can be one of the primary reasons depressed patients seek help. (1,2) But why does depression make you so tired? Depression Affects Neurotransmitters That Regulate Sleep Depression is a complex…

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A partner’s support plays an important role in depression treatment. If your partner struggles with depression, here are some ways you can support them. Learn About Depression One of the best ways to support a partner with depression is to learn about the condition. When you’re able to identify signs…

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What Causes Depression?

Depression is often due to a chemical imbalance in the brain, but there are a number of reasons why depression can develop. (1,2)  According to the World Health Organization, more than 264 million people of all ages around the world are depressed. (3) While two people may experience the same…

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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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