How Depression Affects your Life

How Is Depression Affecting My Life?

The National Institute for Mental Health estimates that over 16 million American adults struggle with one or more major depressive episodes in a year. That number has been rising rapidly across age groups in the past decade. Identified as  major depressive disorder, this condition involves a feeling of  profound and often unexplained sadness, for more…

Ingredients for Happiness

Three Ingredients for Happiness

By Jeannine Clark Director of Community Education/San Diego   I read somewhere that a person only really needs three ingredients for happiness: something to do, something (or someone) to love and something to hope for. This has stuck with me for many years – so long, in fact, that I can’t even credit the author.…

Overcoming Your Depression

TMS’s Role in Overcoming Your Depression

Roughly 16 million Americans struggle with major depressive disorder. More than a rare illness or just a temporary fit of sadness, depression exists on a large and growing scale. As the stigma surrounding mental illness slowly decreases, the hope is that more Americans will seek treatment for this devastating illness. But most people do not…

The History of TMS Therapy

Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a type of treatment used to help people struggling with major depressive disorder. By stimulating the brain, TMS alleviates depressive symptoms. Unique in its use of magnetic fields to stimulate blood flow and affect change in the brain’s mood center, the history of TMS can be traced back to earlier forms…