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collaborative care team a winning strategy for depression treatment

Collaborative Care Team: A Winning Strategy for Depression Treatment

By: W. Scott West, MD Effectively treating depression requires a committed team effort across the continuum of care, beyond just between the therapist and the patient. This is especially true when utilizing innovative technologies like Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy to target depression. As a psychiatrist, I have been specializing in TMS Therapy for 10… Read More »

New Year's Resolution: Treat Your Depression

Blog: New Year’s Resolution: Treat Your Depression

By: W. Scott West, MD Following New Year’s Day, many people will pursue changes in their life directed toward an improvement in the quality of their lives. Frequently, this includes health and finance. However, an often unrecognized and underappreciated issue is depression. One of the blessings of being in the clinical practice of psychiatry is… Read More »

Depression Comorbidities

Blog: Understanding the Range and Severity of Depression Comorbidities

By: W. Scott West, MD Depression is a complex and challenging brain disorder for those who suffer to manage. But, what happens when other illnesses are added to depression? It only creates more challenges. In the medical field, we call this comorbidity, and it happens with frequency. Conditions associated with depression include anxiety, post-traumatic stress… Read More »