Depression as a brain condition

Depression As a Brain Condition

Depression is often classified as a mood disorder, but it can also be viewed as a brain disorder. Regardless of how depression is categorized, it can affect a person’s ability to function on a day-to-day basis. If a person understands how depression affects the brain and body, this individual can identify depression symptoms and seek…

How to Maintain Close Relationships When Battling Depression

Depression sometimes makes it difficult for an individual to build and maintain close, healthy relationships with family members, friends, work colleagues, and others. To understand why, let’s examine depression, how it affects a person’s overall well-being, and how a person can cope with symptoms while also maintaining healthy relationships. What Is Depression? Depression is a…

How TMS Changed One Woman’s Life

Depression causes ongoing feelings of sadness, guilt, and hopelessness, along with a wide range of physical symptoms. To treat these problems, people sometimes undergo psychotherapy or use antidepressant medications. Yet there are no guarantees that psychotherapy, antidepressants, or a combination of the two can help depression patients cope with their symptoms. Now, transcranial magnetic stimulation…

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Survey Finds Support for TMS as Depression Treatment Option

Achieve TMS recently conducted an online survey of about 300 adult depression sufferers in California, Oregon, and Alaska. We asked the respondents their thoughts on depression, what treatments they find effective, and whether they’ve considered Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as a treatment option for their medication-resistant major depression. What we found was that most respondents…

Holiday depression

How to Handle Major Depression During the Holidays

Although the holiday season can be a joyous time of year for many people, loneliness, sadness,  and other severe depression symptoms may get worse during the holidays. For those who understand and can manage these symptoms, however, it is possible to maintain a level of enjoyment despite holiday stressors. To better understand the symptoms of…

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Understanding the Difference Between Atypical Depression and Major Depressive Disorder

Atypical depression and Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and are among the most common types of depression. The significant similarities and differences between atypical depression and MDD make it crucial to understand their specific causes and symptoms in order to receive a proper diagnosis and create an effective treatment program. What Is Atypical Depression? Atypical depression…