All Posts Tagged: testimonials

Why Does Mommy Hurt? This Book Will Tell You

Credit Becky A. Gardner

How do you explain chronic pain and depression to a little child? You write a book of course. At least that’s what Elizabeth Christy did when her son was old enough to notice her illness. “I think the word ‘chronic,’ especially, is hard to explain to children,” Elizabeth says, “my son often gets frustrated; especially when he wants to do something like walk to the playground when I am having a bad day”.

Elizabeth Christy suffers from Fibromyalgia, a frustrating and debilitating disease characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. It amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals .

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My Experience with TMS therapy

Author: Dragonfly Flight Diary [Facebook Admin]

 

I had a pretty rough summer in 2013.  It started in June 2013.  I was under a lot of high pressure from my work and I started slipping into my first full blown mania that I’ve experienced in probably about 8 or 9 years.  Prior it was just some rapid cycling and hypo-mania episodes but with long extended periods of depression that just never seemed to lift.

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Liesl Von Trapp Smiles Again With TMS Therapy

Remember Liesl? She was ’16 going on 17’ and was the eldest of the Von Trapp kids in the beloved classic “The Sound of Music”. She was played by actress Charmian Carr whose innocent brand of beauty captivated an entire generation. Charmian’s career was short lived; she quit acting after the movie was released to focus on family life and raising her two daughters. But in more recent years Charmian has been battling bouts of extreme depression that left her unable to enjoy music and dance, the things she once loved most. “It affects every part of your life, but you continue… you just continue” she says while trying to hold back tears.

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TMS Therapy Testimonials: TMS NeuroHealth Centers Patients Share Their Stories

tms therapy testimonialsCompared to other depression treatment options, TMS therapy is fairly “new” (even though it has been around for over 20 years). In the relatively short amount of time it’s been available, TMS Therapy  has made huge waves amongst both the medical community and  patients. TMS Therapy can help patients achieve results and/or remission of depressive symptoms and maintain those results in the long term. While results may vary, the number of patient testimonials confirming the benefits of TMS has been increasing steadily as more and more TMS therapy chairs are set up across the country and the world.

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From Patient To Mental Health Advocate: 5 Questions With Journalist Greg Harman

 

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Greg Harman had been living two completely separate lives; a successful Texas journalist and a struggling major depression patient researching the possibility of subjecting himself to an experimental treatment. Those lives never intertwined, until he decided to quit his job as an editor to join the clinical trials while documenting his experiences on a personal blog that has gathered a large following. Greg has now decided to make his illness public and not just to his friends, but to his many readers as well.

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When It Comes To Depression, Men and Women Experience It Differently

Men and women experience depression differentlyAlthough women are twice as likely as men to have depression, men are four times more likely to commit suicide. These statistics barely give you a glimpse of the complexity of depression depending on gender.

Depression through the eyes of men

Depression in men is harder to diagnose since they tend to mask them by overworking or other vices, such as alcohol, drugs, or smoking. Since men have greater problems expressing their emotions, their underlying depression often goes untreated for long periods of time with serious consequences such as a steep suicide rate.

The physical symptoms that often accompany depression are usually the most prominent signs that something is wrong. Men show an increase in fatigue, irritability, and anger, but these symptoms are often disregarded as simply ‘a bad day at work’.  This mentality makes it even harder to properly diagnose depression.. Psychologists, physicians, and loved ones should be on the lookout for the early signs of depression and hidden feelings or symptoms of depression.

 

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How to find the right Depression Support Group?

support group for mental healthWhen you are depressed you feel like the world turns its back on you and loneliness and isolation start to set in. Feeling like this can have very negative effects and can lead people to having much more dark feelings about themselves and the condition that controls them; needless to say, family and friends will feel powerless and frustrated if they are shunned by their loved one.

The worst thing you can do is continue with this vicious cycle of isolation; connecting with others who may be going through the same journey as you can provide support and understanding. Support groups can happen both offline and online, and they usually provide access to information about issues surrounding depression and mental health, this makes patients become better equipped and prepared to be able to help one another. You can learn a lot from others’ situation, medicines, treatment options such as TMS Therapy, fears and hopes.

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Fact or Fiction? TMS Most Frequently Asked Questions

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is gaining more and more exposure amongst patients and Doctors who are more comfortable with recommending TMS to others. With the increase in research and studies being published on the subject one can only expect this therapy to become a staple for Treatment-Resistant Major Depression patients who qualify.

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TMS Therapy Patient Experiences

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy is still a fairly new treatment for major depression and there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the overall patient experience. Patients and Doctors are slowly but steady getting more comfortable with recommending TMS to others and with the increase in research and studies being published on the subject one can only expect this therapy to become a staple for Treatment-Resistant Major Depression patients who qualify.

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