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The Link Between Depression and Heart Disease - Man Grabbing His Chest In Pain

The Link Between Depression & Heart Disease

By Renae Wise, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC | September 16, 2019 |

It is well known that depression can leave you feeling down, hopeless, guilty, sad, and make daily functioning difficult, but have you ever stopped to wonder about how this might impact your heart?  Individuals with depression are estimated to have at least twice the risk for developing heart disease or having a significant cardiac event, such…

Mental Health Resources

By Erin Recinos, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC | October 12, 2018 |

There’s not many things more frustrating than needing to find information and having to look in a million different places to find what you need. This page was designed to provide Mental Health Resources at your fingertips. Crisis Support In the event that you, or a loved one, are having suicidal thoughts or thoughts of…

What Is TMS

By Erin Recinos, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC | October 11, 2018 |

What is TMS? TMS is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in specific areas of the brain, also called the treatment area¹. The treatment areas are associated with the illness that is being treated; for instance, the treatment area for depression is the left dorsal lateral prefrontal cortex. By stimulating…

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a Real Treatment Option for Patients who Suffer From Major Depression

TMS received FDA approval in 2008 to treat "Treatment Resistant Depression", essentially depression that has not responded to traditional treatment. Since TMS's initial FDA approval, tens of thousands of patients...

The Face of Mental Illness is Not Evil

Recent conversations have led me to wonder what image pops into people’s heads when they think about mental illness. I fear that most people picture the likes of Hannibal Lecter,...

Telepsychiatry Brings Appointments to You

What is telepsychiatry? Telepsychiatry (also called telepsych) is a subspecialty of telemedicine, which allows health care to be provided from a distance using technology such as videoconferencing1. Through telepsych, mental...
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