People who suffer with depression may be looking into unconventional treatment options to ease the severity of the symptoms associated with this disorder. Compelling evidence suggests an association between depression
An Overview of Atypical Antipsychotics for Bipolar Depression
Bipolar disorder is composed of emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). For many, those emotional lows may take up the bulk of their days, which is why many
The Management of Treatment Resistant Depression for the Elderly
Depression is “the second most common psychiatric disorder” for elderly people. Age is one important variable associated with severity of depression, with studies showing a worse course in elderly patients
What Are the Effects of SAM-e for Depression?
S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM-e) is a compound naturally found in the body that helps produce and regulate hormones and maintain cell membranes. In 1999, a synthetic version of SAM-e became available in
Understanding Emotional Blunting from Antidepressants
Antidepressants have helped millions of people manage their depression so that they can live more fulfilling lives. When taking an antidepressant, it’s important to discuss the medication in detail with
Can Psychedelic Therapy Help Treat Depression?
If you’ve been looking into mental health treatments such as transcranial magnetic stimulation, you may have asked yourself, “Can psychedelic therapy help treat depression?” The short answer is yes, psychedelic
L-methylfolate, Depression, and What You Need to Know
L-methylfolate is commonly prescribed as a supplementary medicine to patients with treatment-resistant depression who are already prescribed SSRIs or SNRIs. But what is L-methylfolate, and what are the outcomes of
The Use of TMS and Benzodiazepines for Depression
Despite over a decade of clinical use of TMS and several decades of research of TMS, there remain some clinical questions that still need to be answered to optimize clinical
Does Medicare Cover TMS?
If you’re 65 years or older and suffer from depression, you may have wondered, “Does Medicare cover TMS?” Medicare does in fact cover transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatments. When treated
Predictive Factors of a Positive TMS Response Rate
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation procedure that helps alleviate depressive symptoms. Patients typically seek TMS after an inadequate response to standard medical treatments for depression like