Archive of ‘Depression’ category

A Non-invasive & FDA Approved Treatment for Treatment Resistant Depression

Meet rTMS: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation One treatment modality gaining favor in the Psychiatric care world is Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation ( rTMS ).  TMS is part of a group of treatments called Interventional Psychiatry that also include ketamine therapy and ECT. Approved by the FDA in 2008, rTMS is a safe, non-invasive neuromodulation therapy directed […] Read more…

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Talk Therapy vs. Antidepressants: Understanding Your Treatment Options

How do Depression Treatments Compare? In 2017, there are more ways than ever to treat depression. Quite often, patients will need to try a couple different treatment options before they find the one that they respond to most effectively. The two main categories of depression treatment are talk therapy and antidepressants. Commonly, a combination of […] Read more…

Politics and Psychiatry: The Unshakable Correlation

It has been a politically heated time in the United States for the past couple years, although it certainly seems to have reached a climax over the past six months or so. There is a correlation between politics and psychiatry that often goes unacknowledged. It impacts both patients and psychiatrists in a big way and […] Read more…

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Please Be Aware of the Increasing Rates of Physician Suicide

For many people in the general public, there is an air of invincibility about their physicians. Walking into a doctor’s office seems like a one-way street: a patient comes in with a problem, and their doctor is there to solve it.  But the painful truth is that not only are doctors human, they actually suffer […] Read more…

New Year’s Resolutions: The trite tradition that could have implications for your mental health

The ritual of renewal known as the New Year’s resolution is a difficult process for some people, and even this seemingly innocuous process can have implications for your mental health and well-being.  Lots of people create ambitious resolutions, but research suggests that resolutions with focused, actionable goals have the best chance of succeeding.  Making New […] Read more…

Seasonal Affective Disorder: The Impact Autumn and Winter can Have on Your Health

  The autumn and winter seasons are looked forward to with great anticipation by many as the weather gets cooler and a new host of responsibilities kick-off in September. With the holiday season to look forward to it’s often a season people find to be motivating, uplifting and comforting. There are however many who look […] Read more…

Depression in Men: It’s Different

Why is depression harder for men to cope with than women? Having seen many men with depression and other challenging mental health problems, I would like to give you some insight into how men experience depression, and how it can differ from women’s experiences. Sadly, even if men are experiencing a very difficult time and […] Read more…

Back to School Blues: Battling Depression & Anxiety in College Students on Campus

Most college students have returned to classes and for many going ‘back to school’ is an exciting and optimistic time full of ambition and new opportunities. But for some students, heading back to school after an extended break is a daunting transition to navigate. The structured routines, academic challenges and apprehension about their peers can […] Read more…

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Ketamine: When You Feel Like You’ve Run Out of Treatment Options

There’s Hope for Treatment-Resistant Depression Many patients with depression come to me who have had little or no success treating their depression with medication – these patients are typically referred to as “treatment-resistant.” The drug ketamine has been in the spotlight recently as a drug that can treat severe depression that traditional anti-depressants has been […] Read more…

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Men Experience Postnatal Depression, Too!

You’ve been preparing for the birth of your baby for 9 months. You’ve read all the books, designed the nursery, picked out the name, and bought the cutest clothes imaginable. You may even be somewhat prepared for postpartum depression, but are you prepared for paternal postpartum depression? What is Paternal Postpartum Depression (PPD)? Paternal postpartum […] Read more…

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