Spotlight on Esketamine & Interventional Psychiatry

How do you help someone lost in darkness of deep depression? The loneliness, the emptiness-the hopelessness?             In the field of psychiatry, our first-line treatment usually consists of psychotherapy and medication. Most patients receive benefits and maintain improvement from these treatments. But, for the one-third of patients who are failed by traditional protocol, interventional psychiatry […] Read more…

Three Take-Away’s from the 2019 CTMS Conference to Keep an Eye On

The 2019 CTMS Conference in Vancouver BC was chalk-full of exciting conversations and take-away’s. Amanda Itzkoff, MD of NYC Psychiatry was excited to participate. Here are three exciting developments you may want to keep tabs on in the future: Combination of Ketamine & TMS as a Treatment for TRD There have been rumblings about using […] Read more…

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Women’s mental health: Understanding the Gender Gap

Times are changing.             The role of of women in the US has dramatically evolved over the years, yet, we haven’t come nearly as far as we would have hoped. We’ve all read, probably again and again, that as women have taken on more responsibilities outside of the home, they have not been able to […] Read more…

Psychiatrists NYC Now Offers Brainsway dTMS!

dTMS (deep transcranial magnetic stimulation) is a non-invasive form of therapy that is helping treatment-resistant patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).  The FDA has recently granted clearance for the use of a new coil developed by BrainsWay specifically for OCD treatment. How dTMS Works Wonders on Treatment Resistant Depression dTMS is part of the TMS family […] Read more…

Understand the Gravity of Early Pregnancy Loss

Early Pregnancy Loss Can Trigger Deep Depression With October being Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month, it is important to understand how early pregnancy loss (EPL) can cause depression and anxiety for women and their partners.  In severe cases, the trauma can have a long-lasting effect. A recently published academic paper studied the psychological impact of early […] Read more…

Why You Should Pay Attention To World Mental Health Day

If you’ve ever heard the term ‘mental health’ and thought this isn’t for me, you may just want to keep reading. While the language around mental health and mental illness has existed for decades, the conversation itself has become far more open and relevant to all (and rightly so). Mind, the UK’s leading mental health charity summarises it […] Read more…

National Suicide Prevention Month and “Back-to-School” Season

Arm Yourself with Tips to Manage Anxiety & Stress Summer can be a carefree season when schedules, commitments, and the daily grind are forgotten while vacations and languid days at the beach take over. But as the days get abruptly shorter, and parents prepare to take their children to college, anxiety and stress about school […] Read more…

What Type of Anxiety Do You Have?

Everyone Experiences Anxiety Differently Anxiety is a word that is familiar to a lot of people through discussion in popular culture and the press. But far from a one-size-fits-all disorder, anxiety can take on a variety of different forms that create different symptoms and require medical diagnoses to ensure patients get the help they need. […] Read more…

Who Should Administer Ketamine Treatment?

Research is Recognizing More Uses for Ketamine Treatment In a 2017 paper “Considerations on the Off-Label Use of Ketamine as a Treatment for Mood Disorders” the authors Samuel T. Wilkinson, MD and Gerard Anancora, MD, PhD note that an increasing number of small clinical trials is proving the efficacy of the drug Ketamine for helping […] Read more…

It would seem that professional treatment makes all the Difference: Postpartum Depression and its Long Term Impact on Children

A recent (March 2018) ongoing population-based study by the British organization ALSPAC  (British Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children; Netsi, et al) has reported findings relating to the lingering effects of postpartum depression on children.  While a father’s depression can have negative effects, the most pronounced problems for children are correlated with the severity […] Read more…

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