Different Types of Trauma: Small “t” vs. Large “T” Trauma

There are Different Kinds of Trauma to be Aware of Most people know that trauma arises from disturbing and sometimes unanticipated life events.  The most disturbing forms of trauma, also known as large “T,” involve life- or bodily-threatening events like war, natural disasters, or sexual abuse, and fall into the rubric of PTSD (post-traumatic stress […] Read more…

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How Are We Doing? The State of Mental Health in New York City

How are we doing in the United States? 20% of Adults have a Mental Health Condition. Rates of youth with severe depression increased from 5.9% in 2012 to 8.2% in 2015. 76% of youth are left with no or insufficient treatment. 56% of American adults with a mental illness do not receive treatment. How are […] Read more…

A Kind Reminder that Some Mom’s will be Struggling this Mother’s Day

Here we are a week or so into May 2018 and all the necessary “Mental Health Month” hashtags have been trending – as they should be. Awareness is a good thing, conversation and discussion are two of the best ways to make true progress in a focused area. But, May isn’t just about mental health […] Read more…

What’s the Difference between dTMS and rTMS?

rTMS is the Predecessor of dTMS In short, rTMS or “repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation” is the predecessor of dTMS (“deep  transcranial magnetic stimulation”). rTMS uses a figure-eight coil to create a magnetic field within the brain which penetrates up to 1.5 cm. rTMS is called “repetitive” because it sends more than one pulse to the […] Read more…

The Opioid Crisis Exposes Wine-Mom Culture for What it Is

An Epidemic of “Wine Moms” and “Wine Dads” A great article in the New York Times brought to light that modern parenting culture lightheartedly endorses alcohol as a coping mechanism for the demands of marriage and family – one mocking mug at a time. What many don’t realize is that there is a dark history […] Read more…

How Ketamine Works (A Summary of the Two Most Recent Studies)

Two New Studies Help Shed Light on How Ketamine Works to Counteract Depression More and more press releases are calling Ketamine’s antidepressant effects “the biggest thing to happen in psychiatry in 50 years”. The reason for the title is the remarkable speed with which ketamine improves symptoms of depression: in as little as 30 minutes […] Read more…

A Look at the Relationship Between Eating Disorders and Reproductive Health in Women

The Female Reproductive System and the Systems that Regulate Appetite are Closely Related A group of medical doctors out of the University of Carolina summarized existing literature on obstetric and gynecologic complications associated with eating disorders in women. The most common complications of the reproductive system for women with eating disorders were: Menstrual Disturbance Amenorrhea […] Read more…

The KARE Trials Test Ketamine as a Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol Addiction is an American Epidemic Alcohol addiction ranks high on the list of medical crises in the United States. Alcohol addiction is more accurately referred to as Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) or Alcohol Dependence Syndrome.  Alcohol Use Disorder is a condition in which an individual shows a physical or psychological dependence on alcohol. This […] Read more…

Polypharmacy in Psychiatry

What is polypharmacy and Why is it Important? Polypharmacy is when multiple medications are used concurrently in a single patient, usually in an attempt to find the perfect ‘cocktail’ of medications that provides a patient with relief from the maximum amount of symptoms. For example, a patient with a history of chronic depression and anxiety […] Read more…

College Students Are Struggling with Mental Health (and we should address it)

A significant percentage of millennials and young people today are living with mental health conditions that are making it more challenging for them to succeed in college. These conditions have seen a geometrical increase over the last few years, creating a huge chasm between what students as little as ten years ago expected of themselves […] Read more…

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