Depression and Denial

You May Be Depressed Without Fully Realizing It

Depression affects many people and it can be debilitating. That said, plenty of us are oblivious to the feelings of sadness that we have – which can sometimes be dismissed as “nothing.”  Some of us refuse to believe or accept what we may be going through. Unfortunately, denial does not help or cure depression. If…

Supporting a Spouse Through Depression

Supporting a Spouse with Depression

You may be feeling quite helpless if your spouse is suffering from depression. There will be days when you feel overwhelmed, frustrated and confused, and no matter what you try and do to help your partner, you may feel rejected or worse still, ignored. Fear not, you are not alone. Depression is an illness which…

Brain Connections

The Brain Does Not Know its Diagnosis

The brain is an exceedingly complex organism. So complex, in fact, that despite centuries of Scientists and Philosophers devoting their lives to studying it, we still do not fully understand how it develops, functions, or degenerates.  We do know, however, that all behavior, voluntary or involuntary, functional or dysfunctional manifests from activity across the complex…

Dr. Lindsay Oberman

Introducing Lindsay Oberman Ph.D.

Before my first blog entry I wanted to introduce myself. I am Lindsay Oberman. I am a Clinical Researcher. For the past 20 years, I have been studying the brain mechanisms that underlie the core and associated symptoms of Neuropsychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.  I started on my journey as an undergraduate student at Emory University,…

Don't Let Depression Control You

Don’t Let Your Depression Control You

Depression is a disorder which results in feelings of extreme sadness, low motivation and a loss of interest in doing those things that were once enjoyed. We can all feel sad at times- like when we lose a loved one, face stress or experience a major life-changing situation. In a normal situation these feelings of…

How TMS Works

How Does TMS Work?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a much needed treatment for patients with major depressive disorder who are treatment resistant. How does it work? What are some possible explanations of its action in the brain? How does it affect the treatment of depression? TMS is a noninvasive technique that uses magnetic fields to induce weak electric…