Depression-Its More than Being Sad

Depression – It’s more than just being sad By, Jennifer Boisture, MD “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’?” This partly because people so…

Can Pets Help with Depression

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. Yet we tamed and bred animals for more than just hunting and livestock. Since time immemorial, we’ve considered plenty of animals as friends, partners, and…

Depression Medication Doesn't Work For Everyone

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 utilized so often in the treatment of depression. But antidepressants neither cure depression, nor do they affect everyone equally. Firstly, there is…

How to Know if my Insurance Covers TMS

How to Know If My Insurance Covers TMS

Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a treatment option for patients with major depressive disorder and other mental health conditions. While still less-known than other more conventional methods for treating depression, TMS has grown rapidly in the public eye, through the efforts of dozens of TMS clinics throughout the country and the work of many doctors and…