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Understanding Depression and the Best Ways to Treat It

Depression is a medical condition that affects your mood and ability to function, and different people experience it in different ways. It can therefore be classified as a mood disorder associated with feelings of sadness, loss, or anger that interfere with a person’s day-to-day activities. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 18.5… Continue reading Understanding Depression and the Best Ways to Treat It

Understanding PTSD: Symptoms and Treatment

Dealing with PTSD can be overwhelming and confusing. It can take a toll on every aspect of a person’s life and make them feel vulnerable. In fact, people exposed to traumatic events often experience feelings and exhibit reactions similar to the ones they experienced during the traumatic event. Hence if you or a loved one… Continue reading Understanding PTSD: Symptoms and Treatment

rTMS found to be “well-accepted” for therapeutic use in psychiatric populations

Psychiatric populations perceive the therapeutic use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for mental health conditions to be beneficial, safe, and no more dangerous than conventional therapy options like medication—as indicated by a systematic review published in the peer-reviewed journal Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface. The review also concludes that, while the positive participant attitudes and experiences observed… Continue reading rTMS found to be “well-accepted” for therapeutic use in psychiatric populations

Back to Health COVID compounding depression, trauma

Recent study suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic could be considered a traumatic event. As the global COVID-19 pandemic lessens, mental health care professionals are now concerned with confronting post-COVID stress disorder. To understand the connection between the psychological impact of COVID-19 and PTSD, an Italian survey (the COVID-19-PTSD questionnaire) was created to study this connection.… Continue reading Back to Health COVID compounding depression, trauma

A Look At Post-COVID Stress Disorder

As the global COVID-19 pandemic lessens, mental health care professionals are now concerned with confronting post-COVID stress disorder. To understand the connection between the psychological impact of COVID-19 and PTSD, an Italian survey (the COVID-19-PTSD questionnaire) was created to study this connection. “These results are relevant from a clinical point of view because they suggest… Continue reading A Look At Post-COVID Stress Disorder

Natural relief for PTSD

Treating stress With Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a medical condition that results from a horrifying experience. This condition features several symptoms such as flashbacks, severe degrees of anxiety, and sometimes, nightmares. As the name suggests, PTSD is the result of an inability to recover from the shock experienced during a triggering… Continue reading Natural relief for PTSD

Don’t Suffer in Silence

Local TMS clinic helps PTSD and depression sufferers without drug side-effects Fighting depression and PTSD with drugs isn’t for everyone. There are the side-effects which sometimes compound the problem, as well as marginal results for many. Pharmaceuticals can come with both a financial cost and an emotional one as well. That is why many are… Continue reading Don’t Suffer in Silence

Psychiatrist to shutter outpatient practice

When Dr. Bob Sammons is having a tough day, he likes to pull out a box of thank-you notes he’s received over the years from his psychiatric patients and remember all the people he’s helped throughout the past three decades. It usually raises his spirits, especially when treating some patients who have a low chance… Continue reading Psychiatrist to shutter outpatient practice

Targeting PTSD

In this issue, Philip et al. (1) detail the results of the first sham-controlled randomized trial using intermittent theta-burst transcranial magnetic stimulation (iTBS) in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study results support this innovative approach for the treatment of PTSD and demonstrate both the safety and efficacy of iTBS and the use… Continue reading Targeting PTSD

Woman Credits Recovery From PTSD to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Calabasas, Calif. – Julie Kabat wears a customized fitted cap every time she gets Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy. The whole set up might look a little strange. Kabat is sitting down. She’s hooked up to a big machine through a helmet-like device. Kabat tried a number of antidepressants before finally turning to TMS. After… Continue reading Woman Credits Recovery From PTSD to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation