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“I have so much hope”: How deep transcranial magnetic stimulation changed one woman’s life

“Antidepressant medications and psychotherapy are the first-line treatments for depression, which the CDC estimates one out of every six adults will have at some point in their lives. Those treatments, however, don’t always work for everyone. In some instances a treatment called deep transcranial magnetic stimulation, might be used as an alternative or in combination…

Maintianing Relationships While Depressed

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. However, it’s not always easy being involved with other people. When you’re in a relationship with someone,…

Depression More Than Being Sad

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. It’s important to make that distinction. We’re all allowed to be sad, and it’s important to fully express our emotions – be they positive or negative.…

Maintaining a Job While Depressed

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. While therapy and treatment are essential, there’s a whole host of factors…