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What is TMS Can it Treat Depression

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What is TMS Can it Treat Depression
TMS therapy is a FDA approved in-office treatment for Major Depression. TMS stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. It is used to treat people whose symptoms have not improved with antidepressant medication therapy.
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What is Seasonal Affective Disorder

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What is Seasonal Affective Disorder
What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?Not everyone embraces the changing seasons. In fact, some people suffer a form of depression each fall when the weather turns cold. This change is referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Those who have experienced the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder know just how miserable it can be. It makes a few months seem like a long time. This condition has been linked to the lack of natural light that occurs in the fall and winter.  Wha...
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How to Talk with a Mental Health Elephant in the Room
Communicating with a person who is coping with the effects of an acute mental illness is challenging. It’s as if a sound-proof glass stands between the person suffering and the rest of the world. However, it is possible to break through that barrier.
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You Are What You Eat: How Your Meals Affect Your Mood
We live in enlightened times, and most people already know how important a healthy diet is when it comes to taking care of your body. But did you know that a good diet is as important to your mental health as it is to your physical health?
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What Is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

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What Is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?
Chances are good that you either know someone with an anxiety disorder or you have one yourself. In the U.S. alone, more than 40 million adults currently have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) or a related anxiety condition.
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Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness

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Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness
Mental illness is a disease which brings about a mild or severe disturbance in behaviors and thoughts resulting in a person being unable to cope with the regular routines and demands. There are over 200 categorized forms of mental illness.
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Bipolar Disorder: a Therapeutic Approach

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Bipolar Disorder: a Therapeutic Approach
If you've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, you may be dealing with mood swings that shift from one extreme to another. During manic phases, you might feel “high”, have trouble sleeping, or be extremely active. During depressive episodes, you might feel hopeless, take unnecessary risks, or think of death and suicide.
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Exercise Can Help Decrease Anxiety and Depression

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Exercise Can Help Decrease Anxiety and Depression
We are a stressed society. People are stretched thin with the demands on their time and attention and it is leaving many with anxiety and depression. Coping with both of these mental illnesses can greatly disrupt one’s ability to function effectively at work and home. It can also be very debilitating for someone in recovery for drugs or alcohol.
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How to Help a Loved one Suffering from Addiction

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How to Help a Loved one Suffering from Addiction
Providing support to a loved one struggling with addiction can cause considerable psychological and emotional distress. This guide provides assistance in identifying symptoms of addiction and promotes strategies for improved success in treatment.
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Summertime SAD

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Summertime SAD
Seasonal Affective Disorder affects about 5% of the population. 90% experience symptoms in fall and winter as the days grow short and cold. The remaining 10% have the onset of symptoms in summertime. The long summer days and higher temps bring on depression, loss of appetite, restless sleep, weight loss and anxiety. This condition is referred to as Reverse SAD, Summertime Sadness, Summer Depression, or Summer Onset SAD.
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