Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) received its second FDA approval in psychiatry this week, for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). TMS has been used for depression since 2008 and is offered in two forms: Surface
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Two upcoming events: A Walk of Hope for Mental Illness in Raleigh, October 14, 2018 A talk by Brooke Shields in Raleigh, September 12, 2018 In an effort to fund research for mental
Meats that are processed with nitrates significantly increased the risk of manic episodes, but not of depression or other mental health problems, in a new study. Beef jerky, turkey jerky, and meat sticks like
We are now offering TMS, a therapy that uses magnets to treat depression. Read about it in our summer newsletter. You'll also learn how a dark bedroom affects depression, lifestyle changes that make
Regular daily rhythms prevent depression and bipolar and improve concentration. That's the conclusion of two new studies. The first is the largest ever on the subject, and looked at activity patterns in 90,000 people
We've gathered over a dozen ways to treat depression that don't involve medication. Sorry, they don't include donuts, but they do include a new diet that treats depression with an effect that rivals
Singer Mariah Carey discussed how she overcame bipolar disorder in an interview with People magazine this month. “I’m actually taking medication that seems to be pretty good. It’s not making me feel too
The sudden increase in sunlight in the spring can destabilize mood, causing mania, insomnia, agitation, and anxious energy. Dr. Aiken discusses a new strategy using blue-light blocking glasses in the evening to manage
There’s a lot of negative press about social media and the brain, but the news is not all bad. A new study found that supportive text messages can have a real antidepressant effect. The
For the first time, a diet has been developed that treats depression. Two Australian studies tested it out in 2017 with results that compared well to psychotherapy (though it works best in people who