Month: December 2020

Where can I get an online depression test?

You can use this depression symptoms test, called MADRS-S, to get an overall view of your mood. Your result on this questionnaire can be divided into one of four categories; no depression, mild, moderate or severe depression. Higher scores indicate more severe depression.  The test usually takes 5-10 minutes to complete. Download the Flow depression …

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What are the alternatives to antidepressants?

Antidepressant medication is the most common form of depression treatment, but you don’t need pills to recover from depression. The following list includes evidence-based, medication-free treatments: Psychotherapy with a psychologist will not only get you out of depression, but also give you tools for how to manage life in new ways and break old patterns …

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What are the side effects of antidepressants?

It’s important to be well-informed about the possible side effects of antidepressants before starting your treatment. This list includes common side effects of antidepressants: Insomnia Sleepiness during the day Restlessness Weight gain Diminished sexual interest, desire, performance and satisfaction Headaches  Joint pain and muscle pain Muscle spasms/twitching Dry mouth Profuse sweating Skin rashes Dizziness Nausea  …

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Does tDCS work?

tDCS is about as effective as antidepressant medication or psychotherapy when it comes to treating depression. Some research studies show that antidepressants are slightly more effective, and others demonstrate that tDCS offers comparable results.  As with all evidence-based treatments for depression, tDCS works very well for some people, but others don’t get the results they …

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What is tDCS?

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive, non-pharmacological and painless form of brain stimulation. It’s used to treat depression and chronic pain in the EU and the UK. tDCS delivers a weak direct current (0,5-2 mA) to specific brain areas via electrodes placed on the scalp, which helps the cortex of the brain become …

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