Finding the Hope to Heal

By Megan Sanders Depression is something that I have been around the majority of my life. Most of my immediate and extended family members have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Although I have never experienced this illness myself, I know what depression can do to people; how it affects their relationships and their…

What to Expect During Your dTMS Treatment

If you’ve landed on this page, you’re likely already looking into transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, to help alleviate those feelings of helplessness and despair that can accompany a major depressive disorder. TMS uses magnetic fields to energize or stimulate neurons in your brain to lessen the symptoms that come with depression. There are two…

What is Helmet Therapy for Depression?

Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS) What exactly is “helmet therapy,” or deep TMS, and why is it being used for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD)? Brainsway’s deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS)  technology received FDA clearance for treatment of depression in 2013.  Brainsway differentiates itself in both the design of the coil used, in…

TMS Therapy Side Effects Minimal or Non-Existent in Treating Depression

One of the unfortunate fallouts of being treated with antidepressants is the possibility of experiencing unpleasant and often intolerable side effects. In fact, side effects such as weight gain, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, irritability, headache and diarrhea are quite common with this class of drugs. Added to the list of negatives is the fact that they…

Treatment for Depression Without Medication

Treatment for Depression Without Medication

Alternatives to Antidepressants for Depression Treatment As depression rates have skyrocketed in recent years so has the prescribing of antidepressant medications.  An estimated 10% of all Americans are currently taking one of the many antidepressant drugs on the market, with one out of four 40-60 year old women using these medications.  Approximately 338 million prescriptions…

Mental Health Help for Airline Pilots and Depression Treatment Options

Recently, a stunning article published in the December 2016 edition of Environment Health revealed that commercial airline pilots experience high rates of depression.  Approximately 1,850 pilots participated in an online survey conducted between April and December 2015.  This study arrived on the heels of the Germanwings plane crash in 2015 involving suicidal actions of its…