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Bipolar Depression

We have talked about hypomania and mania but I haven’t said much about depression. It is very common in bipolar disorder and often follows right on from a period of mania or hypomania. It is as though the patient crash lands into depression. The higher you were the worse is the fall into depression. Bipolar […]

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a common mood disorder which is characterized by extremes of mood from depression to mania. It effects about 3% of the population and in its more severe form is equally common in men and women. It is distinct from major depression. The latter is characterized by bouts of severe depression. In contrast […]

September 20, 2018 joreardon No Comments

TMS in Philadelphia provides an alternative to ECT Therapy

When considering TMS in Philadelphia, you might have a few questions. One of the main questions asked by people is “are ECT (electro-convulsive therapy) and TMS the same?” The answer offered by Dr. John O’Reardon, is “No, TMS and ECT are very different treatments.” Because of these questions, we will discuss this in detail. Electroconvulsive […]