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February

Is TMS for Me?

Weighing Your Options

Deciding on a treatment for a mental disorder can be difficult.  The nature of your illness or disorder may be hard to determine, or you might have limited resources, or you might have tried treatments that didn’t work, or made your problem worse.  Many mental disorders manifest as a combination of symptoms.

TMS is emerging as a treatment option for depression and may have positive effects on other illnesses, including anxiety and PTSD, but there are still more studies to be done before TMS becomes mainstream.  We want to

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January

TMS For Treatment of PTSD

On PTSD and Its Symptoms

PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is classified as an anxiety disorder according to the Mayo Clinic and the American Psychiatric Association. PTSD is intensely troubling, frightening, and hard to live with. PTSD typically stems from a traumatizing event or set of events, such as an accident, assault, natural disaster, war, or death. Sufferers may experience intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety about things associated with the event, and general anxiety. This makes the person experience the trauma over and over, which makes recovery a long, arduous process.

PTSD

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January

Depression in the Elderly: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Signs of Depression in Seniors

Signs of depression in the elderly are often the same signs that correlate with depression at any age.  Unfortunately, they can be hard to recognize as signs of depression for a variety of reasons, one being that many of these symptoms can be attributed to the natural processes of aging.  This leads to many suffering in silence and not receiving the help that would brighten their golden years.

Some senior depression indicators are:

Loss of interest in activities they enjoy, less interest in socializing, or general apathy.
A decline

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03

January

Resolutions for Better Mental Health in 2020

Here’s to 2020

A resolution can happen any time of year, but right now, when improving habits is at the front of our minds, we want to take this opportunity to outline some healthy changes you can make in 2020.  No matter your situation or level of ability, these tips will help you as you develop good habits.

Take Stock of Your Physical Health

Don’t forget, your brain is a body part, and our physical health is closely linked to our mental health.  Consider these factors:

Are you sleeping enough, or too much? Sleep

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27

December

Depression and Self-Care During the Holidays

Put the Me Back in Merry

The holidays are considered a time for celebration and togetherness, a time where we unite to share gifts, refreshments, and cheer.  This time of year can be especially difficult for those suffering from anxiety or depressive disorders.  You might feel isolated, stressed, and tired.  Give yourself the gift of self-love by following these tips for self-care during the holidays.

Take Time for Yourself

Even in the midst of the hustle and bustle, it’s important to make some time to get away from it all.  Even if it’s

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21

October

TMS Open House

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October

Using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) As An Alternative To Anti-Depressant Medication

Depression is a very common disorder affecting millions of Americans, typically between the ages of
15-44.

Depression is also not one size fits all. Symptoms can vary from person to person, and degrees of
severity of those symptoms can vary from person to person. Since depression affects individuals
differently it can be difficult to figure out what is the best treatment option.

For decades the traditional methods of treatment have been mental health counseling, such as
cognitive behavioral therapy, and/or medication. For some, these treatments don't work, or it's a
long drawn out process of trial and

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September

Depression With Migraines. How To Combat The Symptoms.

One of the most common symptoms related to depression is chronic migraines. Anyone who has suffered from migraines can tell you how extremely painful and debilitating they can be. They are much more excruciating than the average “everyday” headache. Migraines can prevent you from enjoying all the things you want to do with your day.

For those who suffer from depression, this kind of pain on top of feeling down is very stressful and can lead you into an even deeper depressive state.

If you are one who prefers holistic methods to

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23

August

Ways To Get Better Sleep When Diagnosed With Chronic Fatigue

Chronic Fatigue is one of those ailments that, in essence, has to be managed – there is no cure. And, as stated in the last post, chronic fatigue it is a symptom related to depression and can be caused by stress. However, it can manifest all on its own, and a failure to sleep could be a frustrating aggravating experience.

Whether or not you experience chronic fatigue alone, or its part of your depression, there are ways to take control, instead of letting it take control of you. Here are some

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July

Ways To Relax When Diagnosed With Chronic Fatigue As Part Of Your Depression

Chronic depression manifests itself differently in different people. For some, sleep comes easy. In fact, a constant desire to sleep prevails. However, for some the opposite is true: A failure to sleep. Chronic fatigue and constant restlessness is a common symptom of depression and a difficult one to manage. Stress is also a huge factor that relates to depression and chronic fatigue.

One of the challenges of chronic fatigue is an inability to get adequate sleep. As tired as you are you find yourself constantly tossing and turning and never getting

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