All Posts in Category: Depression

Seasonal Affective Disorder in the Summer

Hand InSeasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is depression that occurs during a specific season. Most assume that SAD only occurs in the fall or winter, but research shows that it can appear in the summer as well. While about 4-6% of Americans have SAD, it is estimated that at least 10% of them experience symptoms of the disorder during the summer.1

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Men & Depression: Symptoms & How You Can Help

Prince HarryIn a rare and stunningly candid interview with the Telegraph (April 2017), Prince Harry spoke openly about his struggles with his mental health. His mother, Princess Diana of Wales, passed away when Harry was only 12 years old and he hadn’t talked about his loss in almost 20 years. Harry even avoided thinking about his mother, which caused him emotional turmoil for most of his life. After coming very close to breaking down with feeling unusually aggressive and anxious, he finally sought professional help with the encouragement from his brother, Prince William, among others.1

Prince Harry is certainly not the first man to struggle with his mental health, but he is one of the few to bravely speak so openly about it. Between 10-17% of men will develop major depression over the course of their lives, though very few seek the help they need and/or get a proper diagnosis. This is why when compared to women, four times the amount of men die from suicide.2

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June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month

PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental condition triggered by either experiencing or witnessing a traumatizing event. Although it is normal to experience a range of reactions after trauma, most people are able to recover from initial symptoms naturally. People who continue to feel stressed or frightened even when they are not in danger may be diagnosed with PTSD.

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Patients & Providers
Invited to Open House: North Raleigh Center
Tuesday, June 13

Learn How TMS Therapy is Successfully Helping People with Depression

Please Join Greenbrook TMS NeuroHealth Centers in an informational session about how Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS Therapy) is helping people that are struggling with Depression. Presented by Kellie Tolin, M.D. and Waheed Bajwa, M.D., psychiatrists with Greenbrook TMS with a special interest and experience in TMS Therapy, an FDA-cleared and proven
treatment for depression. Dr. Tolin and Dr. Bajwa will fully discuss TMS Therapy and answer any questions.

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National Suicide Prevention Week, September 5 – 11, 2016

13108_AFSP_SPW_SocialGraphic_d1Whether you have personally lost a loved one to suicide or are struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts, you are not alone. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US, and every 1 in 5 people who die by suicide are veterans. But there is always hope. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide, as well as the driving force behind National Suicide Prevention Week this September 5-11.

The best way to help yourself or a loved one is to learn about the suicide warning signs, risk factors and where to reach out for help.  Although about 75% of those who die by suicide exhibit some warning signs, it is important to be aware that some people do not show any signs at all. Recognizing the risk factors and warning signs of suicide is something we can all do to help prevent the loss of more lives, so take some time to familiarize yourself.

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Patients & Providers
Invited to Open House: Charlottesville Center
Thursday, July 28

Learn How TMS Therapy is Successfully Helping People with Depression

Greenbrook TMS NeuroHealth Centers invites Physicians and Interested People to an Info Session presented by William Sauvé, M.D., psychiatrist and Medical Director with Greenbrook TMS.  Learn how TMS Therapy is helping people struggling with Depression.  Dr. Sauvé will fully discuss TMS Therapy and answer any questions.

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Tysons Corner Open House: Thursday, April 28

YOU’RE INVITED TO THE TYSONS CORNER TMS NEUROHEALTH CENTERS OPEN HOUSE: THURSDAY, APRIL 28

Learn How TMS Therapy is Helping People with Depression

We invite you to join Dr. Geoffrey Grammar with TMS NeuroHealth Centers in an informational session about how TMS Therapy (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy) is helping people diagnosed with Depression.  Dr. Grammer will fully discuss TMS Therapy and answer any questions.

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Columbia Open House: Thursday, April 28

YOU’RE INVITED TO THE COLUMBIA TMS NEUROHEALTH CENTERS OPEN HOUSE: THURSDAY, APRIL 28

Learn How TMS Therapy is Helping People with Depression

We invite you to join Dr. Hanita Chhabra with TMS NeuroHealth Centers in an informational session about how TMS Therapy (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy) is helping people diagnosed with Depression.  Dr. Chhabra will fully discuss TMS Therapy and answer any questions at our Columbia center.

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Comedian Neal Brennan Talks Depression and How TMS Therapy Helped

BrennanComedian Neal Brennan, co-creator of Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show, openly discussed his struggles with depression and his life-changing treatment with TMS Therapy in an interview for Slate Magazine’s podcast, The Gist with Mike Pesca.

Although Brennan refers to his depression as life dampening not life threatening, he has endured the illness as long as he can remember and has done several things to try and improve it.  Among the treatments include using “pretty much every medication you’ve heard of . . .”.

TMS Therapy is what finally made the difference for Brennan, and he explains how TMS Therapy was effective rather quickly and was also covered by his insurance. He said that those close to him noticed the positive changes in his demeanor, in addition to marked improvement in his creativity and productivity.  “I think I got more entertaining,” Brennan states with a laugh, adding that he’d “kill on stage 40% harder because I wasn’t sad, there was no heaviness to me.”

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Depression in Seasonal Affective Disorder

SAD3Often we may feel sluggish and low in energy during inclement weather; however, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is more than feeling the occasional winter or rainy day blues.  Depression related to seasonal change can be severe and affects up to 6% of the general population.  Symptoms of SAD usually manifest in the fall and continue throughout the winter months; although, some people experience symptoms beginning in the spring or summer months.  In either situation, symptoms may begin mildly and become increasingly more severe as the season progresses.

Because Seasonal Affective Disorder is a subtype of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), people often suffer with the same symptoms as in depression.

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