A groundbreaking scientific study recently highlighted a dimension of fatherhood that remains often overlooked – the implications of unintended pregnancies on the mental health of men. Published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, the study underlined that such unintended births might escalate the risk of mental health challenges for fathers during the postpartum phase. The […]
At our clinic, we approach psychiatry with a comprehensive mindset. When issues arise, it’s not only about reaching out to a therapist for support; it’s about understanding the full picture. Traditional psychiatry often focuses on medication as a primary treatment for mental health concerns. While medication can be an essential element of treatment, we believe […]
Researchers from the University of New South Wales and the affiliated Black Dog Institute have recently unveiled results from a pivotal double-blind trial in the British Journal of Psychiatry: Study Highlights: 179 participants with treatment-resistant depression were recruited. Over 20% achieved total symptom remission with bi-weekly injections of a low-cost version of ketamine for one […]
A study examining Ketamine Intravenous Therapy (KIT) for depression reported promising outcomes. From 2016-2020, over 9,000 patients from across the U.S. received KIT. Using the PHQ-9 scale, 53.6% of the 537 patients assessed showed a significant response to KIT 14-31 days post-induction, with a 50% or more reduction in PHQ-9 scores. Additionally, 28.9% achieved remission, […]
Your brain operates as a relentless marvel, orchestrating every thought and action. Comparable to a luxury vehicle, it demands premium fuel for optimal performance. Every meal and snack we consume has the potential to sculpt the brain’s structure, influencing not only cognitive function but also our emotional state. Nutrient-rich foods loaded with vitamins, minerals, and […]
Introducing the UVA Health Perinatal Mood Disorders Clinic, a new outpatient mental-health clinic dedicated to the care of women during pregnancy and after childbirth. This clinic is a collaboration between the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at UVA Health.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) are two psychological conditions that are often misunderstood and confused with each other. While both disorders share similarities in terms of obsession and compulsion, they have distinct characteristics and require different approaches to diagnosis and treatment.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can have a profound impact on a person’s life. It is essential to understand the various aspects of PTSD to effectively support individuals who are living with this condition. In this article, we will explore the different aspects of PTSD, from its definition to the […]
Bringing a new life into the world is a joyous and transformative experience. However, the postpartum period can also bring about a range of emotions and challenges for new mothers. One common struggle that many women face following childbirth is postpartum depression.
Mental health is an essential part of overall well-being, and seeking treatment for psychiatric disorders is a significant step towards living a fulfilling life. In Helena, MT, there are many options available for those seeking psychiatric treatment. Understanding the different types of psychiatric disorders, treatments, and mental health professionals can help individuals make informed decisions […]