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Welcome Mikayla Montgomery, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

We are growing at Pristine Mental Health, and this month, we welcome a new Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Mikayla Montgomery, to our team! She will see new patients needing medication management as well as pediatric patients (ages 5-17). Mikayla Montgomery has been in the mental health profession for 17 years, starting out as a… Continue reading Welcome Mikayla Montgomery, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

My Bipolar Disorder Wasn’t Caused by a ‘Lack of Self-Control’

My Bipolar Disorder Wasn’t Caused by a ‘Lack of Self-Control’ Before I realized how very sick I am with bipolar disorder, I honestly believed the things I was experiencing were unique to me. I read self-help books that reinforced the notion I was simply undisciplined. That all I had to do was develop healthy habits and… Continue reading My Bipolar Disorder Wasn’t Caused by a ‘Lack of Self-Control’

MagVenture introduces new solution to improve the ease of use for non-invasive brain stimulation

The Flow Arm by MagVenture allows the operator to, almost effortlessly, move and securely position the TMS coil for the MagVenture TMS Therapy system.

MagVenture introduces new solution to improve the ease of use for non-invasive brain stimulation   The Flow Arm by MagVenture allows the operator to, almost effortlessly, move and securely position the TMS coil for the MagVenture TMS Therapy system. “Responsiveness to customer needs is a core part of MagVenture DNA,” says MagVenture SVP of Sales, Kerry… Continue reading MagVenture introduces new solution to improve the ease of use for non-invasive brain stimulation

New Data on Worldwide Mental Health Impact of COVID-19

New Data on Worldwide Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 A new survey that assessed the mental health impact of COVID-19 across the globe shows high rates of trauma and clinical mood disorders related to the pandemic. The survey, carried out by Sapien Labs, was conducted in eight English-speaking countries and included 49,000 adults. It showed that… Continue reading New Data on Worldwide Mental Health Impact of COVID-19

Melissa & Doug co-founder on confronting her depression

Melissa & Doug co-founder on confronting her depression Melissa Bernstein, co-founder of toy company Melissa & Doug, seemed to have it all. The firm that she started in 1988 with her husband Doug grew into an iconic brand worth a billion dollars. But despite the trappings of success, Bernstein still experienced an existential depression. Now… Continue reading Melissa & Doug co-founder on confronting her depression

Over three million Washingtonians experiencing depression, anxiety during pandemic

LO RAIN, DROPS, WEST SEATTLE, KAYAKS ON THE DUWAMISH RIVER 013106 Like the day after day of rain in January approached/equalled/exceeded (UPDATE THIS) a new record, the image of an umbrella-toting human repeats, reflected in each drop on a car window in West Seattle. (Seattle skyline in the background across Elliott Bay)

Over three million Washingtonians experiencing depression, anxiety during pandemic It’s hard to believe, but the COVID-19 pandemic has entered its second year. A lot of factors have had an effect on the mental health of people in our state: illness, job loss, the weather, and much more. Like so many others the Cutler Family has… Continue reading Over three million Washingtonians experiencing depression, anxiety during pandemic

The 10 Misconceptions About Psychiatry That Can Be Harmful

The 10 Misconceptions About Psychiatry That Can Be Harmful Psychiatry has long been subject to criticism and debate. Back in the 1960s, a movement was launched to fix loopholes in the existing mental health practices. It was a healthy, constructive movement then, aiming at larger than life goals. Today, the very core of this constructive movement has… Continue reading The 10 Misconceptions About Psychiatry That Can Be Harmful

Phoenix Mental Health Services, UK: TMS adds more choices for the patient

Phoenix Mental Health Services, UK: TMS adds more choices for the patient An interview with Jasmin Parmar, Senior rTMS Therapist. When did you start offering TMS? “At the recommendation of a colleague, we added TMS in 2018 as a treatment option for depression. TMS is a way for us to add more choices for the… Continue reading Phoenix Mental Health Services, UK: TMS adds more choices for the patient

How Many TMS Treatments Will I Need?

How Many TMS Treatments Will I Need? Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is fast becoming a common treatment for patients suffering from depression and comorbid anxiety. This is due to its high efficacy rate and non-invasive nature. However, one thing that remains variable is the treatment frequency and how long lasting the benefits are. As an alternative,… Continue reading How Many TMS Treatments Will I Need?

Happy President’s Day

Happy President’s Day With the presidential campaign in full swing, chronic pain patients are wondering if any of the candidates will pick up their cause. President Trump has done not much in his three years and most of the Democrat candidates are mum on the issue as well with the exception of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth… Continue reading Happy President’s Day