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Clearing Brain Fog With TMS Treatment Sep 30th, 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...

Everything Military Men and Women Should Know About PTSD Aug 23rd, 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.  The US Veteran’s Administration reports that PTSD is diagnosed in 11%-20%...

How You Can Support Your Mental Health (Mental Health Awareness Month) May 20th, 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.  In honor of...

Sleep Loss Complications and How to Prevent Them Apr 6th, 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...

5 Signs of Postpartum Depression Mar 10th, 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...

When to Seek Help for Social Anxiety Feb 22nd, 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...

Struggling With Migraines? TMS Can Help Jan 17th, 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...

Trauma — Why It’s More Common Than You Might Think Dec 6th, 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...

Recognizing the Early Signs of Autism Nov 11th, 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...

Is There a Difference Between ADD and ADHD? Nov 11th, 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. If you...

Trouble Sleeping? Here’s a Look at the Most Common Sleep Disorders Sep 28th, 2020

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...

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...