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Finding Relief from PTSD Apr 2nd, 2020

Unfortunately, trauma is fairly common among Americans — approximately 60% of men and 50% of women experience at least one trauma during their lives. For many, the event(s) can have a long-lasting effect, leading to a psychological disorder known as post-traumatic stress disorder, which is commonly known as PTSD. In...

Is OCD Genetic? Mar 1st, 2020

More than half of those who are diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which affects about 1.2% of adults in the United States, report serious impairment and another 35% have moderate impairment. In other words, OCD can have a significant impact on your ability to get through life as obsessive thoughts...

Understanding Bipolar Disorder Feb 10th, 2020

Everyone experiences highs and lows in life, but the term “bipolar” has been used to describe those who swing back and forth to the extreme. While there’s some truth to this when it comes to what a bipolar disorder truly is, it doesn’t paint the full picture. At the Institute...

Rewire Your Brain? Yes, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Can Really Work Jan 14th, 2020

If you’re suffering from depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you’re not alone. Recent studies estimate that about 16 million American adults have experienced depression and 2-3 million adults have OCD.   For many of these men and women, traditional treatments like psychotherapy and mood medications don’t provide significant relief. At the...

Ketamine Infusion Therapy: A Breakthrough Therapy for Treating Intractable Chronic Pain Dec 9th, 2019

Intractable chronic (long-term) pain can make it impossible to carry out your normal daily routine. You may find you’re unable to attempt personal care, get through a normal day at the office, or participate in social or recreational activities you once enjoyed. At the Institute for Advanced Psychiatry, Diana Ghelber,...