How the TMS Helmet You’ve Seen on Social Media Works, and Why I Don’t Use It Thanks to some recent viral social media posts, the internet has been buzzing about the “depression helmet,” which is actually a method of delivering transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy. Transcranial magnetic stimulation, also called TMS,…

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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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  Managing depressive symptoms is an important aspect of any treatment for depression, including repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). Wellness practices hold a great amount of value as a complementary approach that helps patients foster self compassion and self care during treatment. Not only do many of our patients report…

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (also known as TMS) is an FDA-approved treatment for major depressive disorder. It has been studied in a variety of different populations, but has been shown to be particularly effective in treating those who are suffering from treatment-resistant depression. At Madison Avenue TMS & Psychiatry, we work…

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In honor of suicide prevention week, we wanted to share with you some information on suicide in the US and a few important suicide prevention resources. Knowing the risk factors and warning signs can help prevent suicide. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States…

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a six-week, one-course treatment therapy that gained FDA approval in 2008. TMS has been approved for the treatment of depression that does not respond to standard therapies like medications and talk therapy, often referred to as treatment-resistant depression. (1) TMS has shown positive results for…

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The global population is aging, and people over the age of 60 are making up a larger percentage of the world’s inhabitants. It is estimated that by 2050, the proportion of older adults will almost double. (1) Unfortunately, older adults may be at an increased risk for depression due to…

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When researchers conduct a study on a treatment for depression, how do they determine if the treatment was successful? Patients who struggle with depression may already know that success in treatment isn’t always simple to measure. For that reason, researchers have developed very specific tools and measurements to measure the…

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