How Do You Know if Your Depression Is Treatment Resistant?

While antidepressant medication and psychological counseling tend to ease depressive symptoms for many people, a certain population of people does not experience the same relief from these interventions. If you have been treated for depression but your depressive symptoms have not improved, you may have treatment-resistant depression. While unique treatment interventions help treat this type of depression, … Read more

What are the Success Rates of TMS?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), sometimes referred to as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), is an alternative approach for treating psychiatric and neurological disorders. It is a non-invasive brain stimulation therapy that uses a targeted, pulsing magnetic field to stimulate specific brain areas. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for mental health disorders. Every condition affects each individual uniquely, … Read more

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness: Understanding the Statistics and the Importance of Mental Health Education

In recent years, there has been a significant surge in mental health awareness, shedding light on the importance of understanding mental health conditions and reducing the stigma associated with them. Events like Mental Illness Awareness Week in October serve as a reminder of the need to educate the public about mental health issues, the services available, … Read more

Why Are the Holidays So Difficult Emotionally?

The holidays are painted with joy and celebration on storefronts, catalogs, and commercials. Yet this joy eludes so many, and the failed expectation of those images likely compounds those emotions of sadness, loneliness, and heartache. There is also a significant increase in drugs and alcohol consumed during the holidays, and not just during joyful celebrations. … Read more

Doctors Reluctant to Prescribe Buprenorphine

A recent survey showed that emergency department doctors aren’t ready to prescribe buprenorphine to patients with opioid use disorder, even though the number of patients visiting emergency departments due to opioid overdoses is increasing. Medications like buprenorphine can help, but doctors are reluctant to prescribe it due to a lack of support.  Let’s take a … Read more

New Support for Opioid Agonists

The opioid crisis has been making headlines in recent years. It’s an especially tangled web for many people, as opioids help to manage pain. Opioid addiction may start with a prescription, but over time, use can escalate as people build a tolerance. A recent Medscape article highlighted a new study that provides strong support for … Read more

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