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Is TMS Cost-Effective?

Is TMS Cost-Effective?

November 09, 2015 | Major Depressive Disorder [1], Depression [2], Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation [3] By Dee Rapposelli [4] RESEARCH UPDATE Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is known to be a safe, noninvasive, treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD), but how does cost compare with that of pharmacotherapy? Australian researchers compared the cost-effectiveness of rTMS with pharmacotherapy […]

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Time Literally Moves More Slowly with Depression

Time Literally Moves More Slowly with Depression

When you’re depressed, literally and figuratively stuck in a dark place, with no desire to get out and experience the world, it feels like time is inching by. Seconds feel like minutes, minutes feel like hours, and hours feel like days. Apparently, though, it’s not just a feeling. It’s a very real perception of time. […]

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TMS: What Is It and Who Needs It?

TMS: What Is It and Who Needs It?

By the time she was 61, Martha Rhodes had spent decades battling intractable depression. Diagnosis: treatment-resistant major depressive disorder. She’d tried a variety of medications to no avail; most were ineffective or caused nausea, diarrhea, weight gain and mood swings. During one particularly low evening in 2009, she attempted suicide. And every morning when she […]

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Can Depression Be Treated Without Medication?

Can Depression Be Treated Without Medication?

Virginia Beach, Va. – Rana Culotta Simpson has suffered from depression most of her adult life. “I would sleep three days, at times 2-3 days not getting out of the bed,” says Culotta. This made it hard for the 35-year-old Peninsula resident to keep her job as a newspaper reporter. “I was socially anxious. I […]