What is Depressive Disorder?

If you are like millions of people in the United States, you may wake up feeling blue morning after morning. The problem is, you start to notice that there have been a lot of mornings now that you don’t want to get out of bed. You drag to get dressed and head off to work. At work, you feel sluggish, irritable, and don’t seem to have a strong work ethic like you used to. Even when you see your children and spouse after work, you can’t seem to get up the energy to join the dinner conversations. Even your favorite song doesn’t bring a smile to your face, nor does the sound of a nightly round sound appealing. If this sounds like you, you should consider the fact that you are not in a funk, but are suffering from depressive disorder.

What is Depressive Disorder?

Part of the reason that depressed people cringe when they hear others announce “I lost a bet, I’m so depressed,” is that depression in no laughing matter. A depressive disorder is an actual mental disorder that affects not only someone’s mind, but their body. People often feel like they can’t control what they think about, and that controls their moods, as well.

Depressive disorder can come and ago in a matter of weeks, or it can stick around for years. The problem is that many people either don’t realize that they have the actual disorder, believing they’ll just get through something and get better, or know that have it, but refuse to get help. What ends up happening most of the time, unfortunately, is that it doesn’t go away, but ends up getting worse. Depressive disorder doesn’t just affect the person who suffers from it, but their family and friends, as well as colleagues, who have relationships with them. They are the ones who have to deal with a tired, angry, sad couch potato who has no desire to do anything. In really bad states of depressive disorder, people can lose jobs or even families.Los Angeles depressive disorder treatment

How to Treat Depressive Disorder

Fortunately, there are many ways to treat depressive disorder. There are medications, therapies with professional councilors, as well as natural ways, such as exercising and eating right, that help some. Unfortunately, these depression treatments do not help all, and a big population of depressive disorder patients end up with feelings of depression even while getting treated for it.

However, a brand new treatment called Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, (Deep TMS) is an upgrade to its former Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). TMS is a non-invasive depression treatment that has been cleared by the FDA for treatment-resistant depression, which is depression that is not cleared by treatments.

Deep TMS therapy for depression involves a person coming to a doctor’s office, sitting in a comfortable chair, and putting on a helmet. This is the only level of invasiveness that is required. The helmet is connected to coils that send messages deep inside a person’s head, helping them to alleviate symptoms of depression. For those interested in receiving more information about this groundbreaking new treatment, contact Westside Neurotherapeutics by phone at 310.946.0008 or visit them online at www.westsideneurotherapeutics.com.

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