Staying Ahead of the SAD Curve

Posted by TMS Solutions Staff on Nov 12, 2019 10:55:04 AM

Here we are, creeping steadily closer to the shortest day of the year, the Winter Solstice on December 21st, the official start of winter.  If you've managed to reset your daily routine (and that of your kids and pets) after the recent time change, you're doing pretty well.  But what if you aren't?  Well, there's a logical reason--and it's not just the start of the Christmas commercials on TV and the Christmas decor popping up in local stores.

Seasonal Affective Disorder , or SAD, is an illness affecting many Americans. Approximately  half the time, d epression is associated with SAD. According to Psychology Today, "Seasonal affective disorder is estimated to affect 10 million Americans. Another 10 percent to 20 percent may have mild SAD...many people with SAD report at least one close relative with a psychiatric disorder, most frequently a severe depressive disorder (55 percent) or alcohol abuse (34 percent).” 21st, the official start of winter. 
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Topics: Dealing with Depression, Depression, SAD, Depression and Anxiety, TMS Therapy Treatment

Depression May Cause Anxiety...and Anxiety May Cause Depression. A New Study.

Posted by TMS Solutions Staff on Jan 2, 2019 7:46:15 AM

In a December 26th article appearing in Big Think, author Stephen Johnson writes about seven symptoms believed to play the role of a "bridge" between Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and social anxiety disorder. The new research shows that the symptoms of one disorder can bridge the two conditions and cause the second illness.

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Topics: Depression and Anxiety