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New Treatments for Managing Depression Major Depressive Disorder is the second leading cause of disability in the United States and the cause of 40,000 suicides annually. Cutting-edge doctors at Psychiatry Associates of Kansas City are working to change those statistics.   [button link="http://www.435mag.com/Psychiatry-Associates-of-Kansas-City/" color="default" size="medium" style="simple" icon_pos="left" target="_blank" align="left" lightbox="false"]Read More[/button]

Understanding the Difference between Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Electroconvulsive Therapy

TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) and ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy) are both cranial procedures that are used to treat mood disorders or mental illness. ECT is a procedure that uses electric current and is majorly managed in a hospital setting. The therapy involves several side effects and some of them can be as serious as memory loss. On the other hand, TMS is basically a non-invasive therapy. The procedure is commonly administered at a doctor’s office or any out-patient setting. The procedure...

Ketamine Therapy Improves the Lives of Depressed Teenagers

The major and first depressive episode of every adult, suffering from chronic depression, starts at their adolescence. As we recommend Ketamine therapy to adults to treat treatment-resistant depression, we fail to consider the response of teenagers towards this therapy. Just like adults, teenagers also don’t respond to anti-depressants adequately. An underdiagnosed Epidemic – Teen Depression Since we consider teenagers as sullen and moody (naturally), the depression during teenage goes undiagnosed. This lackadaisical behavior towards depressed teenagers is incredibly harmful. This is because an...

Reviewing the Basics of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Neurotechnology is a great source to engage macro and micro structural brain networks. This helps in mitigating the manifestations of several psychiatrist and neurological disorders, and it improves also motor activity and alters cognition. For instance, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) are now being employed to treat chronic depression, tremors, Parkinson’s disease, or/and chronic pain. Moreover, they are also being considered to enhance cognitive functions. Is it Safe to Undergo TMS therapy? The treatment of chronic pain through...

Interesting Facts about Ketamine IV infusions

You must have heard a lot about ketamine infusions. The methodology or procedure has been around for quite a long time but now this treatment is gaining more popularity than before. The treatment is generally referred as the miracle pain reliever. The procedure involves the delivery of ketamine through intravenous infusions which aid in saving the lives of many. Researchers and reputed medical physicians now call this treatment the ‘next big thing’ for its effectiveness in treating various mental disorders. Here...

Thing You Must Know Before Choosing General Practitioners over Professional Psychiatrists

The prevalence of depression has increased among people of all ages. However, people usually prefer to visit family doctors rather than taking the assistance of professional psychiatrists. One reason for making this choice is the fact that people don’t like to admit seeing a psychiatrist for their mental illness. However, fearing the stigma associated with visiting a psychiatrist, people usually fail to realize that their mental illness affects their overall lifestyle. Also, effective treatment of the issue, with the assistance...

The Role of Ketamine Therapy in the Treatment of Suicidal Ideation

Ketamine is a well-known anesthetic agent. Ketamine is still used in medicine for the purpose of anesthesia induction. Similarly, it is also used to treat a range of treatment-resistant diseases which may include pain disorders as well as chronic depression. Intravenous ketamine therapy has shown remarkable success in treating various diseases in countless placebo-controlled clinical trials along with various case studies. Interestingly, the most recognized accomplishment of this therapy is its use for the treatment of chronic depression. Initially, ketamine...

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation vs. Anti-Depressant Medication

When a person suffers from the symptoms of chronic depression, psychotherapy and antidepressant medications are always considered as the first-line treatments. While one may think of these treatments as the most effective of all, some patients fail to yield any positive or satisfactory results from them. This usually happens when a person suffers from major depression, which is untreatable by antidepressants, and that is exactly where Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) comes in. TMS is an FDA-approved treatment that helps to cure...

Ketamine: A Faster Option to Treat PTSD

Ketamine is popular as a novel treatment for many psychiatric disorders. These may include Bipolar Depression, Depressive Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Postpartum Depression, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Although PTSD is a devastating disorder that may be common, but its medical treatments are still lacking. It’s a disorder that develops once a person suffers from a traumatic experience. While 80% people do experience at least one such traumatic incident in their lives, not all of them develop PTSD. The possibility of...

How Does Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Work?

TMS – Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation — is a proven treatment for depression that remains uncured with ordinary methods. This is considered as one of the most important tools in today’s psychiatric treatments. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a noninvasive procedure which does not require any skin penetration like other treatments. So how does this treatment work well to treat depression when other procedures fail? TMS produces significant changes in the neuronal activity, and in all those brain’s regions which are implicated in the...