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My Experience with TMS therapy

Written April 16th, 2014
Categories: Depression Treatments, TMS Therapy

Author: Dragonfly Flight Diary [Facebook Admin]


wearing a mask while depressedI had a pretty rough summer in 2013.  It started in June 2013.  I was under a lot of high pressure from my work and I started slipping into my first full blown mania that I’ve experienced in probably about 8 or 9 years.  Prior it was just some rapid cycling and hypo-mania episodes but with long extended periods of depression that just never seemed to lift.

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TMS Therapy Helping Teens With Treatment Resistant Depression

Written April 11th, 2014
Categories: Depression Treatments, Medical Articles

Depressed TeenagerTeenage rates of depression are appalling; according to the National Comorbidity Survey-Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A) about 11% of adolescents have a depressive disorder by age 18. If we take the 2008 census, roughly over 2 million teens are currently experiencing depression symptoms.

Antidepressants are frequently the first line of treatment for mental health issues. Since 1988, antidepressant use in the United States has soared nearly 400%[1], with 1 in 25 adolescents taking antidepressants[2]. These numbers emphasize an alarming warning; potential side effects are raising concerns of a correlation between antidepressants and teen suicide.

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Considering Stopping Your Medicines? Read This First

Written March 18th, 2014
Categories: Depression Treatments

should i stop taking medicationYou’ve made up your mind; you’ve decided to stop your medication. But have you thought it through? There are many reasons why you might be considering stopping your medication and it might actually be the right choice for you, but before you decide to stop cold turkey you should first consult with your health care provider. He or she can work with you to create a plan of action that will gradually take you off your medication or switch to a non-drug treatment option such as TMS therapy.

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Self-Injury – Why Do We Cut? How Do We Stop It?

Written March 3rd, 2014
Categories: Depression

self injury awareness daySelf-injury or self-harm is, to put it simply, a coping mechanism. It’s a way of expressing all those emotions bottled up inside you that you just can’t put into words. Self-injury might help mask those emotions and make you feel better for a little while, but the emotional pain always comes back.

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Insomnia And Major Depression: Which One Do You Treat First?

Written February 25th, 2014
Categories: Depression Treatments, TMS Therapy

Insomnia vs depression: which one came first?It’s the never ending chicken and egg dilemma; are you suffering from insomnia because you’re depressed or are you depressed because you’re not getting enough sleep? The short answer is both, but in reality the connection between sleep and mental health goes deeper than originally thought.

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) A Valid Option To Antidepressants

Written February 19th, 2014
Categories: Depression Treatments, TMS Therapy
depression drugs vs tms therapy side effects

Some of the many side effects associated with drug therapy vs. TMS therapy

A couple of weeks ago, TMS therapy was highlighted in an article in Psychology Today’s Reading Between the (Head) Lines. The title was straight and to the point; “Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Treats Depression”. Such a blunt statement leaves little space for uncertainty and Dr. Dale Archer, the author of the article, backs it up by stating that “this relatively new, noninvasive treatment has been proven to treat clinical depression even when prior conventional methods have failed.”

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New Location! TMS therapy now available in Richmond, VA

Written February 12th, 2014
Categories: Events, TMS Therapy

TMS therapy in Richmond, VAWe’re growing! TMS NeuroHealth Centers is pleased to announce the opening of our new location in Richmond, Virginia. Expanding into our third location enables us to create a more unified service with healthcare providers to deliver the highest quality of care for patients in the Richmond, VA area. Our new location has the pleasure of having Dr. William M. Sauvé as its new Medical Director.

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It’s “Blue Monday” once again. Are you feeling sadder than usual?

Written January 20th, 2014
Categories: Depression Treatments, Events

blue monday depressionThe third Monday of January has been commonly referred to as the “Blue Monday”. The term, coined by academic Cliff Arnall, is supposed to highlight a day when all our troubles overlap. Our holiday credit card statements are here, there is little to no sunlight, we are back at work and things are looking pretty gloomy overall. While the ‘science’ behind it has lost any value, the term itself has stuck.

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Feeling Down? It Might Be ‘Blue Monday’ Approaching

Written January 17th, 2014
Categories: Depression Treatments, Events

blue monday and tms therapyJanuary 20th is fast approaching and the avalanche of rain, snow, divorce, and debt is will soon fall down on us. The term “Blue Monday” was coined in 2005 when academic Cliff Arnall came up with a somewhat unreliable equation to find out when would our spirits be at the lowest, in other words, he was said to be able to identify the most miserable day of the year.

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Today Is One of the Crabbiest Days of the Year

Written January 6th, 2014
Categories: Depression, Events

january 6 crabbiest day 2014Congratulations! You survived the holiday season. This season can be stressful and demanding under normal circumstances, but it can become downright excruciating when you are also suffering from depression. Now that these stressful days are (finally?) over, millions of people are slowly and begrudgingly returning to work. Web analysts have scoured the internet and found that today many of us will be posting updates on our social media channels using negative language and phrases (and one or two grumpy cat images) indicating a sudden drop in mood. The analysis was done by a company called Upbeat, they analyzed more than 2 million tweets posted in Britain in January over the past three years and concluded that today many of us will be venting our frustrations online[1]. Watch out for depression triggers, stress and anxiety as we manage to survive one of the crabbiest days of the year.
So what will these negative posts look like? Here are a few examples:

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