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Psychologist vs Psychiatrist: What’s the Difference?

What’s the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?  You may be asking yourself this question as you wonder with which mental health professional you should make an appointment. Both appointments offer different types of mental health services and both professionals contribute a different component to the treatment of mental health. Clinical psychologists assess a …

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What To Know About Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive form of brain stimulation in which a magnetic field is applied to a specific area of the brain to change how the neurons (cells of the brain) communicate with each other. Types of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy Two common types of FDA-approved TMS are Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) …

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How To Test for Dementia: Screening Guide for Dementia

What is dementia? Dementia is defined as a mental health condition that is characterized by a loss of cognition, involving one or more cognitive domains (learning and memory, language, executive function, complex attention, perceptual-motor, social cognition) – the deficit must be a change from the patient’s previous baseline and be severe enough to impact daily function …

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10 Signs You Need Dementia Memory Test

First, let’s define dementia. Dementia is a chronic loss of cognitive functioning that interferes with a person’s daily life. This includes the ability to think, reason, and remember.  Geriatric Psychiatrists Can Diagnose Dementia With Different Types The common types of dementia include: Alzheimer’s disease Frontotemporal dementia Lewy body dementia Vascular dementia Mixed dementia (a combination of two …

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How to Treat PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that may occur in someone who has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war, or rape, or who has been threatened with death, sexual violence or serious bodily injury. PTSD has …

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