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Understanding OCD

Most people get anxious at times, double-check things, and keep their homes clean and orderly. But these habits are not OCD, which is so much more than organizing shelves or brushing your teeth more than twice a day.

Feb 27th, 2020
The Benefits of TMS Treatment for Depression

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) involves the use of magnetic waves, employing them in the treatment of various mental health conditions, including migraines, Tourette’s, OCD, and major depressive disorder.

Dec 17th, 2019
What Are the Side Effects of Depression?

When the average person thinks of depression, it’s likely that they’re thinking of sudden bursts of sadness, thoughts of worthlessness, a lack of interest in old hobbies, and in severe cases, serious thoughts of suicide.

Dec 17th, 2019
What is Deep TMS?

In modern day psychiatry, there is a treatment method for depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder that relies on magnets.

Dec 17th, 2019
Can Pets Help with Depression?

Pets and humans have spent several millennia together, and there’s plenty of evidence that we’ve domesticated animals long before we even began keeping a written history of the human race.

Dec 17th, 2019
Why Doesn’t Depression Medicine Work on Everyone?

First line treatment for depression involves talk therapy and antidepressant medication. Millions of Americans who struggle with depressive symptoms are prescribed antidepressant pills every year, and their effectiveness in part explains why they’re utiliz

Dec 17th, 2019
Depression-Its More than Being Sad

“I’m depressed.” Not surprisingly, as a psychiatrist, I hear this a lot from my patients. If I’m meeting a patient for the first time, almost invariably, I respond by asking, “What do you mean when you say ‘depressed’?”

Dec 17th, 2019
Is TMS an Invasive Treatment Method?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) was first developed in 1985 when physicist Anthony Barker introduced TMS technology to the world of neuropsychology.

Dec 17th, 2019
What Does the “Deep” Part of dTMS Really Mean?

Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation may invoke some scary thoughts and images, yet a name is just a name – and despite the words ‘deep transcranial’, dTMS is entirely non-invasive, pain-free, and requires no sedation or medication.

Dec 17th, 2019
How To Approach Friends and Family About Depression

Roughly 16 million American adults are estimated to have major depressive disorder, and far more are estimated to experience a form of depression at some point in their lifetime. It’s likely that you know someone who is depressed or are depressed yourself.

Dec 17th, 2019
Depression Is More Than Just Being “Sad”

When someone is diagnosed with major depressive disorder, they are struggling with a mental health issue that sets itself apart due to an abnormally protracted period of low mood.

Dec 17th, 2019
Maintaining Relationships While Depressed

Relationships can be a serious boon when struggling with depression. Friends, family members, and loving partners can be essential to keeping you afloat when things get tough, and it’s their love and support that often keeps us going.

Dec 17th, 2019
Keeping Up with Your Job While Depressed

The fear that you won’t be able to function while depressed is not unfounded. Loss of productivity is a common problem with depression, and some people struggle with a depressive disorder so severe that they are unable to seek and maintain steady work.

Dec 17th, 2019
How Does Living with Depression Affect Your Life?

Depression affects a record-breaking 16.2 million US adults, and as many have suggested, depression isn’t only on the rise, but has rather recently become a topic we’ve been engrossed with, revealing that more and more Americans are reporting feelings of d

Dec 26th, 2018
Being Supportive of a Spouse with Depression

Depression is a lonely disorder, even when the person struggling with depression ostensibly isn’t alone. It’s difficult to accurately and faithfully describe what it is like to be depressed, especially because it’s likely that everyone experiences it diffe

Dec 13th, 2018
How to Tell the Difference Between the Blues and Major Depression

You might feel sad. Really sad, in fact. Lately, you might feel like you’ve only been feeling sad, and the days go by without much changing, other than the fact that you seem ever slightly more tired with each passing day, and you’re not sure what’s going

Dec 7th, 2018
What to Do If Antidepressants Aren’t Working

It’s common knowledge that when you’re depressed, you get prescribed antidepressants. Some lament that too many psychiatrists get trigger-happy with the prescription pad, describing them when they might not work or be necessary.

Dec 5th, 2018
Where to Turn When Antidepressants Don’t Work

Antidepressants are somewhat of a mystery to many people, and it’s difficult for some to process whether they’re a good thing or a bad thing, with conflicting messages on both sides.

Nov 27th, 2018
TMS Treatment and Depression Therapist Working Together

Rates of depression in the U.S. continue on an upward trajectory, with over 15 million Americans suffering from a major depressive episode annually, according to data provided by the National Institute of Mental Health.

Apr 24th, 2017