Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique that has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of depression since 2008. The mechanism of TMS involves the delivery of brief magnetic pulses to the brain to modulate neural activity. TMS has been remarkably effective in treating treatment-resistant depression, and research is expanding… Continue reading TMS Improves Attention in ADHD Patients: A Clinical Review
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders faced globally. If you think you might be struggling with depression, you aren’t alone. According to data from the National Institute of Mental Health, 7.1% of adults in the United States, or approximately 17.3 million people, have experienced a significant depressive episode. Why Ketamine? Despite undergoing… Continue reading Ketamine: A New Breakthrough in Depression Treatment
Becoming a mother is both a joyous and challenging experience. It is a highly anticipated event that can come with unexpected changes and stressors. As many as 11-21% of new mothers struggle with postpartum anxiety following childbirth, which can cause distress and impede their ability to care for their newborn. Postpartum anxiety, similar to postpartum… Continue reading What is Postpartum Anxiety and How is it Different From Postpartum Depression?
Many people who are successful in their work life and seem to hold things together very well are still struggling with anxiety. Performing well in work, school, or other aspects of life doesn’t necessarily indicate that a person is mentally healthy, and anxiety can bring distress and challenges nonetheless. When someone experiences significant anxiety day… Continue reading What is High-Functioning Anxiety?
DBT stands for dialectical behavior therapy; DBT is a type of psychotherapy that was developed by Dr. Marsha M. Linehan in the 1980s as a treatment for individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD). It is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that incorporates mindfulness and acceptance-based techniques with the goal of helping individuals regulate… Continue reading What is DBT?
Mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy, or MBSR, is an evidence-based therapy that has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of mental conditions. MBSR was developed in the 1970s by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The therapy is often used to treat illnesses like depression and anxiety, but it also… Continue reading Meditation Therapy to Reduce Stress: What is MBSR?
Most people have heard of bipolar disorder, but many may not understand the true nature of the disorder, or may have heard common misconceptions about bipolar. Understanding bipolar disorder is essential for finding an effective treatment and providing support to individuals struggling with the condition. Let’s take a look at the different types of bipolar… Continue reading Understanding Bipolar Disorder: Types, Causes, Treatment
Acceptance and commitment therapy, or ACT, is one of the talk therapies we offer in our mental health treatment plans at Bespoke Treatment. ACT is an action-oriented form of psychotherapy that is commonly used to treat mental conditions like depression and anxiety. Stemming from traditional and cognitive behavioral therapy, ACT teaches patients to accept their… Continue reading What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?
Obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder share similar names, but they are two completely distinct conditions. You might be familiar with OCD — and if not, we’ve discussed some of the most common misconceptions about OCD before. OCD is characterized by intrusive thoughts, or obsessions, that compel an individual to engage in specific behaviors, or… Continue reading What’s the Difference Between OCD and OCPD?
Depression is a mental health condition characterized by persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness and a loss of interest in once enjoyed activities. The symptoms of depression can significantly interfere with carrying out daily activities and personal relationships. As one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, most people are familiar with depression. However, many… Continue reading Major Depressive Disorder vs Persistent Depressive Disorder
Childbirth is a beautiful and exciting moment for new mothers and families. However, the birth of a new baby can also bring changes, stressors, and unexpected challenges into the mother’s life. Most women experience changes in mood shortly after childbirth that can last for a couple weeks; this is referred to as “baby blues.” Some… Continue reading Understanding Postpartum Depression: Risk Factors, Statistics, and Treatment
The first-line pharmacological treatment, and only medications approved by the FDA, to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder are serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SRIs. These medications often only provide limited symptom relief, and usually take six to ten weeks to have a meaningful impact. SRIs also typically produce a wide range of unpredictable side effects for the user.… Continue reading 2013 Study Shows Ketamine Effective in Treating OCD Symptoms