Depression

8 Things You Should Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder

  Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression where a patient experiences mood shifts at the same time every year. It usually happens in the fall and winter months. Doctors aren’t sure what causes it, although changes in hormones and lack of sunlight are though to impact it. This form of depression is often trivialized and not discussed often, which leads people to dismiss...

Interested in TMS: Here’s What Makes A Good TMS Candidate

Getting diagnosed with a mental illness can be hard, especially if a person has a treatment-resistant mental illness. When the traditional treatment options like medication and therapy don’t work, there aren’t many options left. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an FDA approved treatment option for treatment-resistant depression. TMS therapy has grown in popularity due to its ...

What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation?

  Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a form of non-invasive brain stimulation therapy that treats mental disorders like depression. The brain is stimulated by using electromagnetic pulses that come from electromagnetic coils placed close to the skull. TMS therapy is an FDA approved treatment option for those that have treatment-resistant depression that doesn’t respond to tradit...

How Depression Was Treated Throughout History

  Depression and mental health issues aren’t just today’s problem. People have been wrestling with mental illnesses throughout history. But how exactly was depression treated back then? Every culture had their own methods, each evolving through time. Here were the most popular treatment options for depression in history. Medications Plant-based remedies were the main way that depression was t...

Is Ketamine the Future of Depression Medication?

  With the current drug epidemic going on in America, it seems odd to discuss how a popular party street drug could help those suffering from depression. With more than 16 million Americans suffering from major depression, and one-third of those not able to get relief from traditional treatment, maybe ketamine is the answer. What is Ketamine? Ketamine is commonly thought of as a party drug. I...

Do Fidget Spinners Help With ADHD?

  It seems like every day there’s a new trend in youth culture. Yesterday it was slime; today its fidget spinners. Not only are these incredibly fun to play with, many are claiming they aid with certain mental disorders. ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), depression and anxiety are a few that are often spouted. Florida’s top psychiatrists claim ...

Netflix’s New Show Has South Florida Schools Worried

Netflix is known for their binge-worthy shows. Their latest release, 13 Reasons Why, is no different. It has taken the world by storm, but unfortunately not only for good reasons. The show follows the aftermath of a student, Hannah, who committed suicide. Before she passed she left behind 13 tapes explaining why she killed herself. The show follows her friend Clay as he makes his way through the t...

Warning Signs of Postpartum Depression

For years, postpartum depression was written off as the “baby blues”. Mothers would struggle for weeks, even years, with feelings of sadness, irritability, or even numbness. In recent years postpartum has not only been diagnosed more but the stigma around it has started to fade away. Everyone, from the average woman to celebrities, has experienced this type of depression. It doesn’t make one a bad...

Types of Bipolar Disorder Explained

Bipolar disorder is a lifelong mental illness that is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Other factors, like genetics and the environment, can also influence it. There are several different types of bipolar disorder out there but all involve a degree of depression and mania. To help you better understand the different types of bipolar disorder we’ve explained them all.   Bipolar I D...

Mental Health Disorders in Children and Teens

The conversation on mental health is so often centered on adults. What ends up happening is that children and teens are then overlooked. Many people aren’t even aware or don’t believe, those young people can suffer from serious mental health disorders. The fact is that in the US close to 20%, that is 1 out of every 5 children, suffer from some form of mental disorder. Prevalence of Mental Illness ...

Foods that Fight Depression

Florida’s top psychiatrists often recommend that their patients suffering from depression alter their diet. There’s a simple reason for this. Some foods carry ingredients that heighten the symptoms of depression. Meanwhile, other foods have nutrients that promote a healthy mental state. Here are some foods that Florida psychiatrists recommend eating to fight depression. Turkey Even if it’s not Tha...

Treatment Options for Depression

Depression is a heavy, isolating thing to live with. Luckily, there are multiple treatment options available once you have received a diagnosis. Not every option will work for everyone, which is why it’s so great there are a variety of treatments available. From medication to psychotherapy or a combination of both, there’s a treatment option out there for you. Talk Therapy Talk therapy consists of...

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