Medications for Psychiatric Disorders

The Same Medications for Different Psychiatric Disorders. Why?

How Do Drugs From 1 Psychiatric Disorder Treat Symptoms of Another How is it that Lamotrigine, an antiepileptic, can help depression, a seemingly different disorder altogether? And why can Prozac, an antidepressant, help reduce anxiety? Or an antipsychotic for schizophrenia help depression? In other words, how is it that drugs for one type of major…

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Helps Stroke Patients

TMS Helps Stroke Patients Improve Language Function A new study done at the Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School shows that Trans Cranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) can improve language function in stroke patients with chronic speech-language problems. A stroke (or CVA, as they are referred to in medicine— a cerebral vascular accident)…

Non Drug Approaches to Treating PTSD

Non-drug Approaches To Treating PTSD

Part II-PTSD And Painful Memories There are many approaches to the treatment of the anxiety, fear, depression and other symptoms of PTSD that do not involve medication. The most common non-pharmacological treatment is trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Cognitive restructuring helps people make sense of the bad memories. Sometimes people remember the event differently than how…