Advancements in Depression Treatment 

Depression is a common and serious medical illness that affects more than 300 million people around the world. Unfortunately, some cases of depression are unresponsive to common treatments like medication and psychotherapy, making them extremely difficult to treat. However, a number of recent advancements in depression treatment offer hope for people who have had difficulty finding a… Read More »

Common Triggers for Holiday Depression and Sadness

The holidays can be a joyful time, but for many, this time of year triggers feelings of sadness and depression. Typically, depression is caused by some combination of environmental, biological, genetic, and psychological factors. But during the holiday season, a number of common triggers come into play. Around this time of year, many people also… Read More »

Alleviating Holiday Stress

Between gift giving, personal reflection, and social commitments galore, the holidays can be a stressful time. Often considered “the most wonderful time of the year,” many would prefer to call this season “the most anxious time of year.” Read along for some advice on alleviating stress and staying calm during a chaotic holiday season. Set… Read More »

What is the Difference Between ECT and TMS?

When antidepressants aren’t working, people with depression may turn to brain stimulation therapies for treatment. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) both provide alternatives to chemical treatments for depression. However, while both use electrical current to activate regions of the brain, in many ways these therapies are quite different. ECT was invented in the… Read More »

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What is Treatment-Resistant Depression?

Those who have been diagnosed with depression have no shortage of treatment options—but even so, depression is difficult to overcome for a staggering number of people. Even though antidepressants are the second most commonly-prescribed drug in the United States, an estimated 30{2997f8544d703ffd995cbf0748d9148f9150b33c2eb54c93a5197645ffc3f066} of people who try them still can’t seem to shake their symptoms. And… Read More »

TMS Treatment For Substance Addiction

Affecting more than 20 million people throughout the United States each year, substance addiction is a widespread illness that can be extremely challenging to treat. Varying in form, severity, and duration, substance use disorders impair a person’s health, social function, and ability to control substance use. Though hard to treat, a number of recent trials… Read More »