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TMS & Neurocare & Psychiatric Services located in Chicago, Crystal Lake, Hinsdale, Wheaton, Oak Park and Skokie, IL


About Depression

If you feel sad on a regular basis or struggle with severe depression, see the experts at Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, Crystal Lake, Hinsdale, and Wheaton, Illinois. The board-certified psychiatrists and TMS specialists address treatment-resistant depression and other types of depression to offer you hope for the future. Schedule an evaluation at Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers by phone or request one online today.

Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Depression is a common mental health condition that affects your mood. While nearly everyone experiences sadness from time to time, depression is severe or ongoing sadness that negatively affects your quality of life. 

Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers specializes in using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to ease bothersome depression symptoms if other treatments haven’t worked. 

What symptoms can depression cause?

Depression might lead to the following symptoms:

  • Severe sadness
  • Feeling constantly sad
  • Loss of interest in favorite things
  • Feeling worthless or hopeless
  • Anxiety
  • Substance misuse
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sleep changes
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Social isolation
  • Poor diet or exercise habits
  • Lack of motivation
  • Weight loss or weight gain

Depression can also cause issues at work, in relationships, or at school when left untreated. The Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers team tailors a treatment for depression that’s best suited for you.

What can increase my risk of depression?

While the cause of depression isn’t always known, its risk factors typically include:

  • Family history of depression
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Anxiety
  • Other mental health challenges 
  • Lack of a strong social support network
  • Financial issues
  • Job loss
  • Past trauma
  • Low self-esteem
  • Having few or no friends
  • Substance misuse
  • Chronic medical conditions
  • Ongoing pain

Adopting healthy habits may reduce your chance of feeling depressed, but you can’t always avoid it. It’s a common condition that many children, teenagers, and adults face at some point during their lifetime.

Which depression treatment is best for me?

The Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers team diagnoses depression after completing a psychiatric evaluation. They get to know you by inquiring about your mood, emotions, lifestyle, thoughts, and behaviors. Your provider also discusses your medical history and medications. They tailor a depression treatment that matches your unique situation. 

Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers focuses on treatment-resistant depression using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) after you’ve tried other solutions that haven’t worked to treat your condition. 

How does TMS treat depression?

The Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers team may suggest one or more treatments to provide the most relief from depression. They specialize in TMS therapy, in which your provider places a coil on your scalp to emit magnetic energy into nerve cells in your brain. 

Doing this alters your mood and restores your quality of life, particularly if other depression treatments haven’t worked effectively.

Additional treatments for depression include making healthy lifestyle changes, taking medications, ketamine infusions or nasal spray, and undergoing therapy to adopt coping strategies for depression, anxiety, or other common mental health conditions.

Schedule a depression evaluation at Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.