‘Deep’ TMS Beats Standard TMS, Meds for Severe Depression

Author: Batya Swift Yasgur, MA, LSW Date: July 31, 2019 “Deep” repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) plus standard antidepressant medication is significantly more effective at reducing depression levels in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) than standard rTMS or stand-alone pharmacotherapy, new research suggests. In a randomized study, almost 230 participants with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) received either […] Read more…

3 Essential Types Of Self-Care For Everyday Life

Self-Care: An Essential Part of Your Mental Health Toolkit Self-care seems like a buzzword nowadays. It’s topic that’s on the cover magazines and in self-help articles all the time. But, even though it’s a trending topic, doesn’t mean you should dismiss it with an eye roll.  In fact, self-care should be an essential part of […] Read more…

NYC Psychiatry Now Offering Intranasal Esketamine (SPRAVATO™) Treatment

Amanda Itzkoff MD and NYC Psychiatry are pleased to announce they’re now accepting new patients for intranasal esketamine (SPRAVATO™) treatment. What is SPRAVATO™ ? SPRAVATO™ is a prescription medicine, used along with an antidepressant taken by mouth, for treatment-resistant depression (TRD) in adults. SPRAVATO™ is not for use as a medicine to prevent or relieve pain […] Read more…

You Don’t Have To Be A Veteran To Suffer From PTSD

Shocking, scary, life-threatening, and dangerous events are the stories that make news headlines across the world. But, for survivors of these traumas, they can have a lasting impact that causes emotional turmoil. The nightmares, flashbacks, sadness, numbness, loss of interest, and serve anxiety are just a few ways PTSD can cause significant distress in occupational, […] Read more…

Innovative Solutions That Spark Renewal & Relief

In the medical field, 175 years is a long time.  It probably goes without saying that there have been some major advancements in medicine over the passing decades. Medicines and treatments that brought innovative care, a deeper understanding, and relief for those suffering from common mental illnesses. For these reasons (and more!), we celebrate the […] Read more…

Efficacy of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation using a figure-8-coil or an H1-Coil in treatment of major depressive disorder; A randomized clinical trial

Remission rate was significantly greater in HF-rTMS groups compared to the control. Main-analyses showed no difference in remission rate between H1-coil, and 8-coil group. Better response rate and reduction of depression severity was observed in H1-coil, then in 8-coil group, although H1-coil protocol uses a smaller number of pulses and has a shorter duration of […] Read more…

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3 Exciting Developments In Mental Health Care

2019 is off to a great start! New research and developments in psychiatric care help pave the way to enhanced treatment options for common mental illnesses. These advancements offer life-changing possibilities to those who need something more than standard protocol. Here’s a quick recap… Esketamine’s FDA Approval The FDA’s approval of esketamine (Spravato) nasal spray […] Read more…

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…

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