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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

Before your first treatment of electroconvulsive therapy, there are a number of things to keep in mind.  Though this might not be everything you should know about ECT before your first treatment, the research that you do will be helpful […]

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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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Well-Known Side Effects of Antidepressants

Well-Known Side Effects of Antidepressants

When determining the best course of action for treating depression, it’s always important to consider the balance between the benefits and side effects of each treatment option. Antidepressants — SSRIs, MAOIs, TCAs , and others— provide solutions for many patients, […]

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Depression: More Than 16 Million US Cases Per Year, What Can Be Done?

Depression: More Than 16 Million US Cases Per Year, What Can Be Done?

A couple of sad days can easily turn into weeks, months and even years of mental discomfort for the 6.7% of Americans who are diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD). Many do not even realize they are suffering from depression. Learning how […]

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