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…

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…

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