Jo Duff had only left home a few minutes earlier. She was driving in familiar territory but suddenly she had no idea where she was. The houses looked strange. The local hotel was foreign. Unable to recognise any landmarks, she felt completely lost. “It was quite unnerving,” she said. “My mind just went blank, I […]
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 […]
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, […]
By: Anita Roman POSTED:MAR 13 2017 09:26AM MST UPDATED:MAR 13 2017 09:30AM MST “The difference between pills and TMS is that TMS causes the nerves in the brain to fire as opposed to manipulating them with chemicals. What we found in patients with depression is the activity in their brain is low there are areas […]
November 09, 2015 | Major Depressive Disorder , Depression , Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation  By Dee Rapposelli  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 […]
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. […]
Learn about how this former NFL football player tackled his depression when traditional drug treatments failed
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So does Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) work for those that are clinically depressed? Take a look at how it changed this man’s life.
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 […]