Depression

Read below to learn about Depression, then click the link to find a specialist within Carolina Partners that can assist in treating this disorder.

Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being.  Depressed people may feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, worried, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, hurt, or restless.  They may lose interest in activities that once were pleasurable, experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problems concentrating, remembering details, or making decisions, and may contemplate or attempt suicide.  Insomnia, excessive sleeping, fatigue, loss of energy, or aches, pains, or digestive problems that are resistant to treatment may also be present.  Each year depression affects 5-8 percent of adults in the United States. This means that about 25 million Americans will have an episode of major depression this year alone. Without treatment, the frequency and severity of these symptoms tend to increase over time.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a new alternative treatment for depression. TMS is a non-invasive, medication-free, outpatient therapy. This innovative treatment is FDA approved and has helped thousands of depression patients who have not received adequate results from antidepressants.

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