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Take care of your brain

Posted on May 31, 2019

Exercise, stress, and the Brain Dr. Paul Thompson (PhD) discusses how our environment affects our brains and shows some rather interesting neuroimaging findings. Exercise affects our brain in a few different ways. 1)Blood flow. If your heart is working hard, your brain is getting more perfused with oxygen rich blood and nutrients. 2)Production of new … Continue reading >

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When the meds aren’t working

Posted on May 30, 2019

Dr. Robert McMullen talks about treatment with antidepressants and why sometimes they don’t work as well as hoped. He states sometimes treatment may need combining of one antidepressant with another. He does believe we should not try to switch antidepressants too often. Admittedly, there is debate in the medical community about of changing antidepressants too … Continue reading >

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Neuroscience of depression and treatment

Posted on May 28, 2019

Mood normally fluctuates. Everyone experiences highs and lows in their lives. Sometimes changes in mood can become long-lasting, debilitating and impair one’s ability to hold down a job or meaningful relationships. Around 10% of people at some point suffer from depression, a mood disorder characterized by: feeling sad, distressed, unmotivated, excessively tired, and losing interest … Continue reading >

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I got my life back

Posted on May 26, 2019

“For me, depression was a roller coaster, it went up and down and I never knew from day to day what was going to happen. I’ve been a guy that fixes things all the way through my career, through school, through growing up. The hardest part with depression and anxiety is the fact that I … Continue reading >

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Can magnets heal the heart?

Posted on May 25, 2019

Barbara Alvarez discusses at the link below how processing a break up can go wrong and what can be explored if depression hits https://www.huffpost.com/entry/can-magnets-heal-a-broken_n_9420198 Research shows that a break up can be a traumatic experience. People commonly do have similar experiences as they would in bereavement or getting a life threatening diagnosis. And yes, many … Continue reading >

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From depression to remission

Posted on May 23, 2019

Anders experienced remission from depression after undergoing a course of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Although the devised used for this particular patient was a MagVita, Brainsway deep TMS has an even higher remission rate. In brief, his story is yet another success story of how magnetic stimulation has helped one of many people overcome stubborn … Continue reading >

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Texas TMS Center Shares Deep TMS Success Stories

Posted on May 22, 2019

This practice shared a very interesting story of Carolyn, 69 years old, who struggled for many years with depression. Her psychiatrist performed a single photon emission commuted tomography (SPECT) scan both before and after deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). SPECT scan is a nuclear medicine procedure that measures blood flow in the brain which correlates … Continue reading >

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Reboot the brain for depression

Posted on May 21, 2019

Stacey Colino discusses the increasing use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for a variety of disorders! https://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/2017-10-11/rebooting-the-brain-with-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation For many, placing your head against a device and pushing a button to zap away symptoms sounds like something from a science fiction novel. However, TMS has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for over … Continue reading >

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A game changer for OCD?!

Posted on May 20, 2019

This is the first FDA-cleared treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder in a decade. OCD used to be jokingly called “Death Valley” as it is known that long periods of time tend to pass before more treatments are offered and OCD is notorious for how stubborn the symptoms can be. The Hackensack office of Brainsway got … Continue reading >

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