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Restoring Harmony to Your Brainwave Frequencies for Better Mental Health Aug 31st, 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...

5 Signs You Need Help for Your Depression Jul 30th, 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. Many people who come to MindSet in San Diego,...

Symptoms of a Concussion Jun 29th, 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...

Worry Versus Anxiety: Understanding the Difference Jun 16th, 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. Many of the people we help...

What is OCD and How is it Treated? May 28th, 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.   If your OCD doesn’t respond to treatment, you have hope for overcoming your symptoms with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). TMS...

Finding Relief from PTSD Symptoms May 1st, 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...

The Effects a Pandemic Can Have on Your Mental Health Apr 19th, 2020

In early April, 45% of the adults surveyed by the Kaiser Family Foundation said that stress and worry about the coronavirus had a negative effect on their mental health. Of those, one in five said the pandemic has taken a major toll on their mental wellbeing.  With more than two...

Don’t Let Anxiety Control Your Life Apr 1st, 2020

In our practice, we have worked with patients with a variety of neurological and psychiatric conditions, including anxiety.  Because so many people experience daily anxiety, they don’t always recognize when their symptoms cross the line from everyday anxiety into a pervasive mental health condition. Led by Kevin Murphy, MD  the...

Forget the Drugs: Learn About Our All-Natural Approach to Remedying Sleep Disorders Mar 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 Jan 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...

TMS: The Effective, Drug-Free Way to Manage ADHD That You Haven’t Tried Dec 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...

Don’t Suffer With OCD: Learn About Our Groundbreaking Solution Nov 5th, 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...