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Understanding the Lesser-Known Signs of Depression

People with depression deal with several symptoms. While some of them may be easy to recognize, others may not be as obvious. From reduced cognitive functioning to irritability and even weight changes, a person dealing with depression could struggle with several issues that often get brushed off as “irresponsibility.” If you or a loved one… Continue reading Understanding the Lesser-Known Signs of Depression

Understanding Depression and the Best Ways to Treat It

Depression is a medical condition that affects your mood and ability to function, and different people experience it in different ways. It can therefore be classified as a mood disorder associated with feelings of sadness, loss, or anger that interfere with a person’s day-to-day activities. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 18.5… Continue reading Understanding Depression and the Best Ways to Treat It

TMS offers hope to people suffering from depression

The patient is resting comfortably on a medical recliner, similar to a dentist’s chair. A white bar attached to a computer system is placed upon the left side of his head. A technician in a white lab coat adjusts some settings on a display screen and begins the procedure. “Can you feel anything?” she asks.… Continue reading TMS offers hope to people suffering from depression

TMS Therapy for Depression

“What makes TMS unique is that it’s non-pharmacologic so it’s not a medication,” Patrick Marshalek, M.D., WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute vice chair of clinical inpatient operations and TMS clinical director, said. “You don’t have to take a pill every single day, so that frees you up from any potential side effects related to that.” Historically, medications for depression… Continue reading TMS Therapy for Depression

Hello Idaho: Meridian doctor shares alternative treatment for depression

The treatment is called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and involves the use of magnetics, according to Dr. David Kent.  BOISE, Idaho — A Meridian psychiatrist has begun experimenting with an alternative treatment for depression. The treatment is essentially an “exercise” the brain does until it is healthy again. Conventional treatment for depression is usually… Continue reading Hello Idaho: Meridian doctor shares alternative treatment for depression

New clinic offers alternative options for treatment-resistant depression

New clinic offers alternative options for treatment-resistant depression Stephen Manlove, M.D., has been a psychiatrist for decades, but some years ago, he almost stepped away from the profession for good. Dr. Stephen Manlove He’d seen too many people struggle to find an effective treatment for their clinical depression. While commonly available antidepressants helped a percentage… Continue reading New clinic offers alternative options for treatment-resistant depression

An Interview with Dr David Penner of Olympia TMS

  (Interviewer questions are in bold) Hey Everyone hope today is finding you well my name is Zach Currier and I have the pleasure of being joined by Dr. David Penner. How are you doing today? I’m doing just fine, how are you doing? Good, it’s so good to have you joining us from Olympia,… Continue reading An Interview with Dr David Penner of Olympia TMS

Don’t Suffer in Silence

Local TMS clinic helps PTSD and depression sufferers without drug side-effects Fighting depression and PTSD with drugs isn’t for everyone. There are the side-effects which sometimes compound the problem, as well as marginal results for many. Pharmaceuticals can come with both a financial cost and an emotional one as well. That is why many are… Continue reading Don’t Suffer in Silence

What It Means To Have Treatment-Resistant Depression — And What You Can Do If This Sounds Familiar

Successful treatment does exist. Stay persistent! The two clients in my waiting room have something tough in common, though they don’t know it. They are both depressed. Their symptoms may look like depression, depression and anxiety combined, or sometimes even like the up-and-down mood swings associated with bipolar disorder. Their symptoms have not yet been… Continue reading What It Means To Have Treatment-Resistant Depression — And What You Can Do If This Sounds Familiar

SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Pinnacle Behavioral Health finding success with TMS

ALBANY – Pinnacle Behavioral Health’s Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy has been a great success. In its first year, there have been more than 3,000 TMS sessions at the McKown Road office, and the results have echoed those of other similar facilities across the United States. “Over 80 percent of our clients showed significant improvement… Continue reading SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Pinnacle Behavioral Health finding success with TMS