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Singer from Band ‘Passion Pit’ Posts Facebook Live Video of his TMS Treatment

Singer from Band ‘Passion Pit’ Posts Facebook Live Video of his TMS Treatment

On Tuesday, Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos went live on Facebook to share his experience getting a lesser-known noninvasive mental health procedure, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), as a way of treating bipolar disorder. “The whole point is like, everyone says, ‘Oh, I don’t want to show people what I do, I don’t want to talk about therapy.’ If […]

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Newsweek Special Edition: Mood Boosting Magnets Might Help Treat Depression

Newsweek Special Edition: Mood Boosting Magnets Might Help Treat Depression

BY NEWSWEEK SPECIAL EDITION ON 4/2/17 AT 2:10 PM This article is featured in Newsweek’s Special Edition: Nature’s Remedies—Heal Your Body. One of the leading causes of disability in the United States isn’t physical—it’s mental. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 15 million adults—approximately 6.7 percent of the population—suffer from major depressive disorder, […]

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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 […]