Exercise Helps Mental Health

Tips for Taking Care of Your Mental Health

Looking at popular media today , we all read a lot about “self-care.” Sometimes self-care sounds like permission to do  whatever brings one the greatest  joy, whether it’s eating ice cream  or  getting massages. But self-care should be focused on mind and body.  In today’s age, we are sleeping less, working more, and spending fewer…

What To Know About Living With Depression

What You Need to Know About Living With Depression

Depression affects approximately 10% of the U.S. population. Feeling sad or upset is a normal response to situations of loss, stress, illness, or other emotional occurrences. Major depression is different and can last for long periods of time, interfering with a person’s health and daily life. If you or someone you know has been suffering…

Guide to Depression Treatment Options

Your Guide to Depression Treatment Options

Depression, or major depressive disorder, is a significant cause of disability worldwide. This devastating disease is very common. It affects 10% of individuals in the U.S. at any one time and one in six people during their lifetime. The good news is that depression is treatable. The majority of patients who receive treatment recover or experience…

What Causes Depression

What Causes Depression?

Depression is as complex as it is devastating.  This disease affects one out of every 6 people at some point in their lifetime.  Incorporating both mental and physiological elements, there are many factors that can contribute to the development and recurrence of depression.  Though it is still not fully understood, here is what we currently…

Ways To Maintain Your Mental Health

Ways to Maintain Your Mental Health

In today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving society, there are many factors that may have a negative effect on your mental health. These include hectic work schedules, a busy family life, natural disasters, and life-changing events, and ever increasing exposure to screen time, among others. The natural aging process also influences mental changes, such as decreased mental…

MDD and Depression

Major Depressive Disorder and dTMS Treatment

As of 2010, almost 17% of Americans were  experiencing the debilitating symptoms of major depressive disorder – or MDD. The number of sufferers continues to soar, with the national statistics for 2016 indicating that up to 7% of the population struggles with an acute period of depression over the course of any given year. With…

TMS Treatment for OCD

FDA Approves dTMS Treatment for OCD Symptoms

There have been numerous clinical studies conducted to assess the efficacy of deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation – or dTMS – as a viable treatment for  major depression and more recently data was submitted to the FDA demonstrating high efficacy in using deep TMS for  treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). As a result, the FDA approved use…

Seeking Help for OCD

When Is It Important to Seek Help for OCD?

Sadly, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is often minimized in our culture. While OCD is a potentially debilitating condition, people call themselves “OCD” flippantly and casually when they’re being particular or fussy about something like cleanliness. For someone who suffers from OCD, that dedication to cleanliness can prevent them from leaving  home for days or weeks. This…

Understanding How Depression Works

Understanding How Depression Works

When you or a loved one are experiencing depression, it can feel like a challenging puzzle to solve. In this state,  all you want to do is feel happier; it can be  overwhelming not to have any answers and not know if you will ever get better. Depression is the 4th leading cause of disability…