Dr. Murphy: MindSet PrTMS Blog
February 28, 2022
The billions of neurons (nerve cells) in your brain come in many different types and sizes, but they all work the same way. Neurons serve as essential messengers that transmit the information your brain needs to regulate every aspect of your mind and body. The team at MindSet wrote this blog to explain how neurons work. Learning about neurons also makes it easier to understand how transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) effectively improves your mental health.
December 27, 2021
Anxiety is one of the most common and pervasive mental health disorders you can face. Many people find that anxiety dictates their life. They limit their activities in an effort to prevent anxiety and engage in ritualistic behaviors to help control the overwhelming fear and dread. But the quality of your life doesn’t have to be determined by anxiety...
September 30, 2021
It’s not unusual to have days where your thinking is sluggish or fuzzy, especially after a restless night of sleep. But if you find yourself repeatedly forgetting why you walked into a room or find it nearly impossible to follow conversations, then you may be struggling with brain fog. There are many conditions that can affect mental clarity and cognitive functioning, resulting in symptoms of brain fog
August 23, 2021
Whether you’re still on active duty or trying to adjust to life as a veteran, you may be all too familiar with the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But no matter what symptoms you experience, you’re not alone.
May 20, 2021
Self-care for mental health is different for each person. The things that renew your energy and soothe your spirit and mind aren’t the same as someone else facing similar challenges. At the same time, there are basic steps that help everyone maintain the best possible mental health.
April 6, 2021
Feeling tired during the day is often the first red flag that you’re not getting enough sleep. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to pour another cup of coffee, perk up, and forget about it. But when daytime drowsiness becomes a regular problem, you find yourself dozing off during a business meeting, or worse yet, falling asleep behind the wheel, it’s time to take steps to improve the quality of your sleep.
March 10, 2021
Nearly every new mom goes through emotional highs and lows in the days after having their baby. They may feel anxious, depressed, or generally upset. Many women suddenly cry for no apparent reason and find that they have trouble sleeping and eating. This roller coaster of feelings, commonly called the baby blues, is unsettling but entirely expected. It’s a natural response after the physical and emotional stress of pregnancy and childbirth, not to mention the sudden hormone fluctuations. Baby blues go away on their own within a few days or weeks after your delivery. Postpartum depression is an entirely different challenge.
February 22, 2021
Of all the different types of anxiety disorders, social anxiety disorder may be one of the most misunderstood. In many cases, people shrug it off as being shy or naturally introverted. Most people don’t know that social anxiety is different from shyness. This disorder is an intense and persistent mental health condition that affects your life and seldom improves without treatment.
January 17, 2021
Migraines are one of the most excruciating types of headaches you can experience and without treatment, your pain can last up to three days. If you’re seeking relief from your migraines — without the risk of side effects caused by medications — then it’s time to talk with the team at MindSet about transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
December 6, 2020
Exposure to traumatic events isn’t new, but today we do have innovative treatments that help you overcome the psychological and emotional fallout of trauma. At MindSet, we offer psychiatric care and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a safe, noninvasive treatment to restore the brain imbalances caused by trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
November 11, 2020
The signs of autism often appear at an earlier age than many parents realize. Being aware of the signs helps you recognize potential concerns as soon as they arise. Then you can seek an evaluation and start treatment, which makes a big difference for your child. Getting early intervention for autism has a long-term effect on your child’s progress, helping to improve their behavior, language ability, and social skills.
November 11, 2020
There is a difference between ADD and ADHD and it’s important to know because it defines your child’s challenges and guides treatment decisions. Our team at MindSet TMS works closely with you and your child, providing a comprehensive psychological evaluation to determine if they have ADD or ADHD.
Every now and then, everyone struggles to fall asleep or they wake in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep. It’s always frustrating to watch the time tick away, knowing you’ll feel exhausted the next day, so count yourself lucky if difficulty sleeping is only an occasional problem. People with a sleep disorder face the stress of sleep problems every night.
August 31, 2020
All your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors begin as electrical activity in the billions of nerves that make up your brain, known as neurons. Irregular brainwave activity, also called brain arrhythmia, is believed to be at the root of many brain function & mental health conditions. Boosting or normalizing that electrical activity — your brain frequency — can improve your emotional and mental health--so you can feel better.
July 30, 2020
Depression can sneak up on you. At first, you may shrug it off as a temporary feeling or a transient case of the blues. But when two or three weeks go by and your feelings haven’t improved, you have major depression.
June 29, 2020
Recognizing a concussion can be tricky because the symptoms are often mild. Yet, even with minimal symptoms, a concussion still alters brain function, damages nerves, and can bruise the brain. You should always get a thorough evaluation right after a concussion and learning the symptoms can help you know when to schedule an appointment even when you or your child feel fine.
June 16, 2020
Worry and anxiety go hand in hand. Both are normal feelings experienced by everyone either occasionally or every day. But there are differences between the two and their differences have a significant impact on your health, mental wellness, and ability to enjoy your life.
May 28, 2020
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) affects 1%-3% of all adults. Half of those diagnosed with OCD struggle with significant disability and 10% still have severe OCD symptoms despite pharmacological and behavioral treatments.
May 1, 2020
If you have PTSD, chances are you’ve had personal experience with conventional treatments like medication and talk therapy. And like many, you may have discovered these types of treatment don’t always help. We rarely hear about treatment-resistant PTSD, but it’s a reality that can leave patients depressed and limit their ability to work or enjoy life.
April 20th, 2020
In a recent survey, nearly half of the adults said their stress and worry about the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their mental health. Here’s what you need to know about pandemics and mental health, along with some tips to help you stay strong.
March 17th, 2020
An amazing 50-70 million American adults suffer from sleep disorders and for about one-third of adults, the problem is insomnia. Many patients don’t seek treatment because they’re worried about the side effects associated with sleep medications. Or they take sleep medication for a time and then stop when they experience...
Why Women Are More Prone to Depression.
January 13th, 2020
The term “gender gap” is often used to describe the stark socioeconomic inequalities between men and women — on average, women earn just 82 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts. They also have fewer opportunities for advancement and hold fewer leadership roles in the workplace. But the...
December 2nd, 2019
Your ability to do certain things — like pay attention, stay on task, manage your time, control urges and impulses, wait your turn, interpret social cues, and even learn from your mistakes — are governed by a set of important brain operations referred to as executive functioning skills. As the...
November 6th, 2019
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety-related mental disorder that affects millions of people across the United States and around the world. For someone with OCD, an ongoing cycle of obsessive thoughts and intrusive urges triggers feelings of distress that can only be eased by performing specific repetitive behaviors, which are...