TMS New York centers are becoming more and more popular as they continue to treat depression patients in the Big Apple. New York is an exciting place that welcomes people from around the world; but, unfortunately, urban living can have a negative impact on your mental health. According to a 2016 U.N. report on urbanization, 66% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050. New York City’s population already exceeds eight million, and with prospects of extreme growth, it’s important to recognize how urban life can affect your mental health and how you can take care of yourself.
Urban Life and Mental Health
An urban area is categorized by dense populations, high amounts of noise, high amounts of pollution, and significant development. Although urban living was suspected to increase one’s chances of mental disorders as early as the 1930s, it is only recently that longitudinal studies and MRI technology have helped us to understand its true effects. A study published in Nature in 2011 indicates people living in urban areas are at a 38% higher risk for any kind of psychiatric disorder—including depression. Furthermore, studies have shown that people can feel isolation in large crowds and city living increases overall stress, which is harmful to our general health.
If living in urban areas is so detrimental to our health, why are urban populations continuing to grow? Urbanization is not all bad. It increases our access to important resources, such as jobs, healthcare, and education. Furthermore, living in an urban setting is not the sole cause of mental disorders among city dwellers. If you are concerned for yourself, a friend, or a family member, or you already have a diagnosis, there are many treatments available in our city. TMS New York centers like Mid City TMS may be able to help.
TMS in New York
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-convulsive, non-invasive treatment performed on patients with depression while they’re awake. It’s fast, painless, and proven to be effective. This form of depression therapy can even work on treatment-resistant depression, and it may help treat any depression related to living in the urban center that is New York.
Contact Mid City TMS Today
Mid City TMS is a New York TMS center that provides transcranial magnetic stimulation as a part of our comprehensive depression treatments. Learn more about our New York TMS treatments and contact us today to discuss how a TMS New York center can help y