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Key Steps to Taking Care of Your Mental Health

Key Steps to Taking Care of Your Mental Health

When we speak of mental health care, we refer to our psychological, emotional, and social well-being. Our mental health can affect how we act, feel, and think. Mental health illnesses are common in the United States; around 20% of adults experience mental illness each year. A similar number of Americans between the ages of 6 and […]

COVID and the Toll It’s Taking On Our Mental Health

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to loom over the world, there’s another pandemic lurking beneath the surface—our worsening mental health.  Poor mental health is one of the under-recognized effects of COVID-19. Health professionals and government officials have to prioritize community physical health during this difficult time. People who are suffering from declining mental health often […]

How to Decide Which Treatment for Depression is Right for You

What do you get when you mix social isolation with uncertainty and high levels of stress? If you guessed increased depression and anxiety, then you’d be right! This recent coronavirus pandemic has tripled depression rates in the US. If you’re feeling alone, sad, and unmotivated, then you’re far from alone! These symptoms are not unusual […]

Holistic Approaches to Mental Health

Do your loved ones suffer from depression?  Are their antidepressants not providing relief of depressive symptoms?  Are they tired of dealing with unwanted side effects?   They aren’t alone—more than 50 percent of people who take antidepressants never get relief from depression. Don’t despair.  There are other options to consider. Here are some successful holistic approaches that […]

The Difference Between Ketamine and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Globally, more than 264 million people suffer from depression. Some people are affected worse than others and some mental health conditions are harder to treat with medications.  In fact, depression is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States.  In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, new ways to treat depression have […]

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation vs. Antidepressant Medications

Many people struggling with depression will benefit from traditional treatment methods including antidepressant medications and talk therapy. There is a chance that depression will resist these traditional methods of treatment. When patients find themselves struggling with treatment-resistant depression, it’s time to look at available treatment options. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation might be what they need to […]

The Importance of Exercise and Mental Health

Individuals who exercise (specifically aerobic exercise) have 43.2% fewer poor mental health days than those who don’t exercise at all. When the mind and body are in sync, thanks to a more active lifestyle, they notice several distinctions in their mental health as well as their overall wellbeing. So, what exactly does a more holistic […]

Understanding the Link Between the DLPFC and Major Depressive Disorder

Studies show that more than half of patients with depression do not fully recover on antidepressant medication. And one-third of those that do recover will experience remission. It can be a grueling cycle of relief and despair for those seeking help. But new research and nontraditional treatments are giving depression patients fresh hope. Research shows […]

The History of TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)

Like most medical or scientific discoveries, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) didn’t happen overnight or after a single experiment. The history of TMS consists of over 140 years of research, trial, and error to get to the TMS machines we have today.  When we look at the very beginning of TMS research, we can see how […]

Does depression affect blood pressure?

When it comes to our physical wellness, there is no doubt that each of our bodily systems is interconnected and interdependent. No individual system in our bodies functions in isolation. Our cardiovascular system depends on our respiratory system (and vice versa), our neurological function relies on precise chemical balances and spinal alignment to function at […]

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