Pros and Cons of Depression Treatment Options

Pros and Cons of Depression Treatment Options

Major depressive disorder is a condition that affects roughly 6.7 percent of American adults, with an estimated 16.2 million individuals who annually experience an episode of depressive symptoms. Yet despite its widespread nature, depression is often not completely understood by the public, and treatment remains a mystery to many. While we’re urged to help others…

There is Always Something To Live For

There Is Always Something to Live For

There is a famous idiom which rings true not only in philosophy, but even in science: life is a journey, not a destination. Happiness is only achievable insofar that we always have something to strive for. In other words, a person can only be happy in strife, rather than contentment, but to achieve that happiness…

Tips For Managing Depression Symptoms

Tips to Help Manage Depression Symptoms

Major depressive disorder creeps up on people, leaving them feeling tired, unmotivated, sad, and irritable. At first, these are all the symptoms of a spectacularly bad mood, and the nature of the disorder itself means that most people don’t even realize they may be depressed until quite some time has passed. And even then, the…

Treatment Options for OCD

Treatment Options for OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a complex and destructive mental condition centered around repeated and unavoidable encounters with anxiety-inducing obsessions, followed by the need to soothe these anxieties through specific compulsions. OCD can range from mild to severe, with debilitating symptoms potentially leaving a person disabled and incapable of functioning alone. Obsessions can range from specific fears…

Side Effects of TMS

What Are the Side Effects of TMS?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive treatment approved for major depressive disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder, particularly in patients who do not respond to first line treatment methods (pharmacology and therapy). If a patient does not experience relief from their depression symptoms despite trying several different medications, they may be diagnosed with ‘treatment-resistant depression’. TMS…

TMS Insurance Consultation

Does Insurance Cover TMS Therapy?

Seeking help when struggling with mental health problems can be an overwhelming challenge. Unclear rules and miscommunication surrounding insurance coverage can exacerbate the issue, unfortunately. It’s important to find out what your insurance does and does not cover, so you can feel confident in approaching a medical professional about your health, and so you can…

TMS vs Invasive Depression Treatment

The Advantages of TMS vs. Invasive Depression Treatment

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been steadily growing in popularity, ever since becoming a viable and approved option for treatment-resistant depression and OCD according to the FDA. However, there is still a lack of understanding among the general population on how TMS functions, what exactly makes it “non-invasive”, and how it features the benefits of…

How OCD Affects Daily Life

OCD and Depression

It is currently estimated that about 2.3 percent of the American adult population struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder. However, despite that figure, many still seem to misunderstand what the disease entails, and how it develops. OCD is more than an obsession for neatness, or the cause for a very quirky personality. Whereas a focus on neatness…