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Major or Severe Depression Treatment Options

Major or Severe Depression Treatment Options

Depression is the most common mental disorder in the United States, and more than 300 million individuals around the globe currently suffer from major depressive disorder. Based on these statistics, many of us (or our loved ones) will one day battle severe…
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What Is Shock Therapy for Depression?

What Is Shock Therapy for Depression?

There are few depression treatments as polarizing as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). It’s been more than 80 years since Ugo Cerletti sent the first electric currents through a human brain in the name of medicine, and today, electroshock therapy has been deemed one…
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The Differences Between Deep TMS and Repetitive TMS: A Layman’s Guide

The Differences Between Deep TMS and Repetitive TMS: A Layman’s Guide

People with depression often suffer symptoms for long periods of time before finding a treatment that works. Sometimes, the failure of typical depression treatments can be a result of the drug-resistant nature of the depression itself. Luckily, pharmacology is not…
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Is It Possible to Treat Major or Severe Depression Without Medication?

Is It Possible to Treat Major or Severe Depression Without Medication?

As sufferers know all too well, the effects of major depressive disorder permeate every aspect of daily life. Its debilitating symptoms vary from person to person, making it a particularly difficult disorder to treat without specialized care. Although many patients…
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Comparing ECT and TMS Treatments for Depression

Comparing ECT and TMS Treatments for Depression

 The road to recovery for depression patients is seldom clear or straightforward. The first line of defense, typically a combination of antidepressants and psychotherapy, may prove ineffective or too fraught with side effects to be helpful. Fortunately, alternatives are available…
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Does TMS Have Side Effects?

Does TMS Have Side Effects?

Determining the best depression treatment requires an understanding of the unique needs of the patient, their symptoms, and how they respond to therapy. If the side effects of a treatment outweigh the day-to-day benefits for a particular patient, then that…
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What Is TMS and How Does It Treat Depression?

What Is TMS and How Does It Treat Depression?

Depression affects many people. In fact, it is one of the leading causes of disability around the world. There are many treatments for depression, including psychotherapy and antidepressants. However, not everyone responds to these treatments. Fortunately, there is another option…
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Everything You Should Know about ECT before Your First Treatment

Everything You Should Know about ECT before Your First Treatment

When treating major depressive disorder (MDD), standard treatments such as antidepressants and psychotherapy may fall short. In cases like these, patients and doctors may consider electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Due to highly problematic early forms of the practice, representations in popular…
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What Is Magnetic Therapy for Depression?

What Is Magnetic Therapy for Depression?

For most people with depression, traditional treatments like antidepressant medications and talk therapy are enough to keep symptoms at bay. However, these therapies do not work for everyone, and patients with treatment-resistant depression often struggle to find success with their…
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The PHQ-9 Scale for the Severity of Depression

The PHQ-9 Scale for the Severity of Depression

Identifying the symptoms and understanding the severity of depression has never been more important. For the past four decades, doctors have used the PHQ-9 depression screening tool, a carefully constructed questionnaire, to better understand each patient’s individual condition. But what…
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Meet Dr. Horey

 

At Active Recovery TMS, our goal is to provide a safe and effective alternative treatment for depression. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an especially important treatment option for those who have not had success with standard depression treatments like medication and/or therapy.

Our co-founder, Dr. Horey, became familiar with TMS while training and working at Columbia University in New York City where many of the early and important studies on TMS were conducted. Dr. Horey has since completed more extensive training in TMS and keeps himself up-to-date with the latest research on brain stimulation techniques, including TMS.

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