Boutique Psychiatry Centers in NYC are Disrupting Traditional Psychiatry with Advanced Treatments for Depression

Boutique psychiatric practices are growing in popularity as patients start to recognize the freedom small private practices have to offer treatments that are truly the best fit for the patient. Large medical centers are sometimes geared towards, research, training and addressing the needs of large patient populations, but small practices with a focused, patient-centered approach […] Read more…

Brainsway dTMS Continues to Impress as Depression Treatment Heading into 2020

Deep TMS or ‘dTMS’, a form of transcranial magnetic stimulation that addresses deeper lying brain pathways than its sister treatment rTMS, is continuing to impress practitioners and their patients heading into 2020. BrainsWay dTMS is a non-invasive treatment that safely and effectively targets regions of the brain to combat the effects of major depressive disorder […] Read more…

How To Handle Emotional Triggers This Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again!             You know, the time of year when our culture, the media, and almost every holiday song insists that it’s  ‘the most wonderful time of the year’? But for many it’s not.             The holidays can be especially difficult for those suffering from a mental illness. Feelings of loneliness, […] Read more…

Combining TMS with Psychotherapy for Treating Depression and OCD

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a safe, non-invasive type of brain stimulation, was approved by the FDA for the treatment of depression in 2008, and is now clinically available for the treatment of adults who have not been helped by antidepressant medications. Recently, FDA cleared TMS for use in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, if given immediately […] Read more…

Neuromodulation for treatment-resistant depression

Abstract Treatment-resistant depression affects at least 1-3% of the US population. This article reviews the current state of focal neuromodulation therapies for treatment-resistant depression, focusing on those treatments published clinical data. These include transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation, magnetic seizure therapy, vagus nerve stimulation, direct cortical stimulation, and deep brain stimulation among others. […] Read more…

The expanding evidence base for rTMS treatment of depression

Mark S. George, Joseph J. Taylor, and E. Baron Shor INTRODUCTION Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is perhaps the most popular of the new brain stimulation techniques because its clinical effects are produced without the need for a craniotomy [as with deep brain stimulation (DBS)] or seizure induction [as with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)]. As a focal, […] Read more…

Effectiveness of transcranial magnetic stimulation in clinical practice post-FDA approval in the United States

Abstract INTRODUCTION: Effectiveness of transcranial magnetic stimulation in clinical practice post-FDA approval in the United States: results observed with the first 100 consecutive cases of depression at an academic medical center. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a US Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD) in patients who have not responded to […] Read more…

‘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…

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