The Research on Clinical Depression

Hundreds of studies have been conducted over the last 25 years on depression and recovery. Depression, not to be confused with sadness, is a condition that is lasting and almost paralyzing to those afflicted. The National Institute of Mental Health website notes that sadness is something everyone experiences as a normal emotion that passes with […]

Combining TMS and Psychotherapy

By Richard A. Bermudes, MD, Mindful Health Solutions Chief Medical Officer When I first started utilizing TMS in 2009, it seemed as if every patient responded. However, a good number of patients do not benefit at all from the treatment and have less than a 25% reduction in their baseline depression score (Fitzgerald et al. […]

ECT vs TMS and the Benefits of Non-Invasive Therapy

Many people confuse Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). This is understandable but at the end of the day the treatments are very different from one another. Both are forms of brain stimulation used to treat depression, but this is where the similarities end. While ECT uses an electrical current to stimulate the […]

Battling Depression with the Power of Routine

Living with clinical depression can be especially difficult, as the disorder drains one’s ability to deal with daily tasks. Such a lack of motivation is exactly what makes recovery so difficult. Work, school, and family responsibilities necessitate a certain level of routine for most of us. But depression has a way of making us lose […]

History of TMS

Theodore Roosevelt once said, “I believe that the more you know about the past, the better you are prepared for the future.” It is easy to get excited about the future of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as the applications for the technology are continually being expanded upon. The current state of the technology is finding tremendous […]

A Look into Memory Disorders and New Treatments

Transcranial magnetic stimulation has proven itself to be an effective therapy for clinical depression and treatment-resistant depression. The mental health professionals at our Northern California Mindful Health Solutions facilities get to witness the effects of TMS therapy on their patients on a day-to-day basis. Our medical professionals measure the success of treatment by the relief it provides […]

Using Innovative Therapy to Treat Clinical Depression Symptoms

Here at Mindful Health Solutions we firmly believe that the cure to the major depressive disorder epidemic that plagues our society will be brought about through technology. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (commonly referred to as TMS) is a modern technology that relieves symptoms of depression without the harsh side effects that antidepressants sometimes cause. Administering TMS for a […]

Mindful Health Solutions’ Doctors Strive to Combat Depression

Mental health, whether it’s about a need to learn how to cope with stress or severe depression, is not often given the attention it deserves. Most of the time, it is acceptable to take a vacation or a “mental health day,” but seeking professional help to cope with mental illness is still often stigmatized. Getting […]

Mindful Health Solutions: Insights Into Depression

Our brains have plasticity—the ability to change physically, functionally, and chemically throughout life. It’s how we can compose music and affect muscle memory in sports. It’s how we can learn new languages, problem solve and train our brains to think in specific ways. But this plasticity, which allows us to be creative and innovative, also […]
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