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4 Conditions Ketamine Infusions Treat Oct 8th, 2021

Mental health professionals got a huge, and much-needed, boost when the FDA approved the use of ketamine for treatment-resistant depression in 2019.  While this acknowledgment was important, Dr. Diana Ghelber and the team here at the Institute for Advanced Psychiatry have understood the potential benefits of ketamine infusion therapy for...

Can You Have Anxiety and Depression at the Same Time? Sep 8th, 2021

Anxiety and depression are often lumped together, giving the impression that they go hand in hand. This is not necessarily the case as anxiety disorders and major depressive disorder are very separate diagnoses, yet there can be considerable overlap — nearly half of people in the United States who are...

When to Consider TMS Therapy for OCD Aug 15th, 2021

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, affects about 1% of the population in the United States, interfering with the ability to enjoy life as disruptive thoughts and behaviors take control. If OCD is significantly impacting your life (or your child’s), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy may hold the key to releasing you...

Which Type of Depression Do I Have? Jul 14th, 2021

Depression is depression, right? Not so fast. Depression is a mood disorder that can manifest itself in several ways, and understanding what you’re up against can help you better control your mental health. At the Institute for Advanced Psychiatry, Dr. Diana Ghelber and our team believe that education is an...

4 Ways PTSD Can Impact Your Daily Life Jun 20th, 2021

Of the 70% of adults in the United States who’ve experienced at least one traumatic event in their lives, 20% go on to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can be a debilitating and life-altering condition. Here at the Institute for Advanced Psychiatry, Dr. Diana Ghelber and our team of...

Signs You May Be Dealing With Lingering Effects of Childhood Trauma May 8th, 2021

The incidence of childhood trauma in the United States is eye-opening — more than two-thirds of children report at least one traumatic event by the age of 16. From bullying to abuse, trauma is an unfortunate part of growing up for many children, and the effects can very much carry...

5 Benefits of Therapy After Sexual Assault Apr 7th, 2021

The prevalence of sexual assault in the United States is nothing short of alarming — according to the CDC, more than 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced sexual violence at some point during their lives. While statistics may be a cold way to open up...

Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Bipolar Disorder: What You Need to Know Mar 14th, 2021

Bipolar is fairly common, affecting nearly 3% of adults in the United States (about five million people), and also incredibly complex. In fact, diagnosing bipolar disorder is the first hurdle, while treating the mental illness poses further challenges as it’s more resistant than depression. So, when a new treatment comes...

Postpartum Depression: Can TMS Help? Feb 2nd, 2021

About one in eight women  in the United States experiences signs of postpartum depression, which goes far beyond the usual fatigue and frustration that comes with caring for a newborn. If you’re feeling abnormally overwhelmed and empty, please know that there is hope. At the Institute for Advanced Psychiatry, Dr....

Warning Signs You or a Loved One Has OCD Jan 1st, 2021

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD, more specifically) has entered our language to jokingly refer to someone who likes a little bit of organization. In reality, clinical OCD is no laughing matter as the anxiety disorder can hijack your life, imprisoning you in a world of uncontrollable compulsions and/or obsessions. To help you...

Everything You Need to Know About Psychogenic Pain Dec 1st, 2020

You cut your finger, break a bone, or burn yourself and pain ensues, which is your nervous system’s way of signaling the damage. What about the mysterious body aches and pains that often accompany anxiety, stress, depression, and other mental health issues? Just because there’s no visible signs of physical...

Supporting a Loved One With PTSD Nov 2nd, 2020

Americans, on the whole, have experienced an alarming amount of trauma. To wit, 70% of adults report experiencing trauma, to say nothing of children. For many, this trauma leads to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — 5% of adolescents and 3.6% of adults in the United States struggled with PTSD in...

Myths and Facts About Depression Oct 1st, 2020

When it comes to mental health issues of all kinds, there remains an alarming amount of misinformation and misconception that may be preventing people from getting the help they need. This is especially true of one of the more common mental health disorders — depression. At the Institute for Advanced...

5 Long-Term Effects of Emotional Trauma Sep 8th, 2020

The numbers surrounding trauma, which includes physical and emotional trauma, are extraordinarily high in the United States — more than 223 million people have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lives. Diving even deeper, 90% of those who struggle with a mental health issue report experiencing trauma. At the...

Psychiatric Medications Not Helping? Consider TMS Therapy Aug 12th, 2020

Nearly one in five people in the United States (46.6 million) struggles with a mental health illness. This includes both children and adults. And these numbers are only continuing to grow, especially in light of recent events.  One of the first lines of defense against mental health disorders are medications...

3 Types of Bipolar Disorder Jul 15th, 2020

Bipolar disorder is not only a highly complex condition, but it’s also one of the most misdiagnosed mental health issues as it involves components of more common disorders, such as depression. Making matters more confusing, there are three main types of bipolar disorder, which affect 4.4% of the adult population...

Signs Your Low Moods Are Actually Symptoms of Depression Jun 15th, 2020

Life is full of ups and downs, and there are many events, situations, or people that can temporarily send you into a sad or low mood. And these moods can last for days or weeks, casting a general pall over your life. If you’ve been struggling with low moods for...

How Ketamine Infusion Therapy Offers New Hope for Patients With Treatment-Resistant Depression May 20th, 2020

More than 17 million people struggle with major depression in the United States, making it the largest mental health care concern in our country. As if the grips of depression aren’t awful enough, treatment can be frustrating as people respond differently, or not at all, to the traditional medications and...

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,...