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The Relationship between Social Media and Depression

Among the world’s 7.7 billion people, an astonishing 2.4 billion people have Facebook accounts, and internet users spend an average of 144 minutes per day on social networking sites. Yet while social media connects people online, it can also cause feelings of isolation and loneliness, potentially contributing to or exacerbating depression in many people. Social media’s growing presence makes…

Biological Causes of Treatment-Resistant Depression

It is understandable to feel frustrated if the symptoms of depression that you’re experiencing haven’t responded to medication or counseling. However, it’s not uncommon to have depression that doesn’t respond to first-line treatments like medication. In fact, about one in three people with depression experience symptoms that do not respond to medication. There are several potential causes…

TMS Therapy FAQs: How Does TMS Work?

by Laurence Lippsett Many people with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) have tried talk therapy or medications—often for years—without finding the relief they sought. Further, they may have experienced unpleasant side effects from medications, including weight gain, nausea, and loss of sex drive. If these scenarios sound familiar to you, you may have treatment-resistant depression (TRD)…

Greenbrook TMS Patient Journeys: Danielle

Danielle is 59 years old and lives in North Carolina. She completed Greenbrook TMS Therapy a year and a half ago. We spoke with her to learn more about how she found her way to Greenbrook TMS and what life has been like since completing treatment.   When did depression first start for you? I’d…

Election Anxiety: 5 Tips for Getting Through the 2020 Election

If you’re feeling stressed about the upcoming election, you’re not alone. A recent survey of U.S. adults from the American Psychological Association (APA) found that 68% of responders say the upcoming election is a “significant source of stress.” So-called “Election Stress Disorder” is a (non-diagnostic) term for the anxiety and distress that many feel leading up the…

TMS Provider Spotlight: John Baldrias

The success of TMS treatment is not just a result of the technology, but also of you, the patient, and the provider. Earlier this month, we shined a spotlight on Dr. Heather Kurera, one of Achieve TMS’ talented psychiatrists. Today, we talked to John Baldrias, one of our board-certified family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.…