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TMS Therapy for Sleep: Does it Work, and Why?

TMS Therapy for Sleep: Does it Work, and Why? 2221 1481 Aware Behavioral Health

Aware Behavioral Health is one of the few psychiatrists in the Dallas area able to offer TMS therapy, also known as “Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.” This type of medical treatment is incredibly exciting, as it is medication free and uses safe radiofrequency waves to stimulate long term brain activity. The technology is, in many ways, new. As a result, we are still in the process of determining ways to use it effectively to help patients with a wide range of mental health and psychiatric issues. One area that has been extremely promising, and an area that it is being used often,…

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Is There Such a Thing As An “Untreatable” Anxiety or Depression?

Is There Such a Thing As An “Untreatable” Anxiety or Depression? 2000 1333 Aware Behavioral Health

Anxiety and depression are among the most common mental health disorders globally, affecting millions of individuals in their daily lives. These conditions can vary greatly in severity and impact, from mild, transient episodes to severe, chronic forms that can significantly hinder personal and professional functioning. Anxiety and depression are generally treated with a combination of psychotherapy, medication, and lifestyle adjustments. However, some individuals may find themselves struggling with symptoms despite trying various treatments, leading to the question: Is there such a thing as untreatable anxiety or depression? Depression and Anxiety Can Be “Treatment Resistant” There is a term for anxiety…

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How Scientific is TMS Therapy? Are We Sure It’s Not Pseudoscience?

How Scientific is TMS Therapy? Are We Sure It’s Not Pseudoscience? 2560 853 Aware Behavioral Health

As psychiatrists, we are always looking for new, safe, effective ways to treat conditions that are otherwise difficult to treat. That is why many of us are so excited about TMS therapy, and why we have added it to our practice here at Aware Behavioral Health. TMS Therapy, or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, is a non-invasive, non medicinal, therapeutic intervention used to treat various neurological and psychiatric disorders, notably major depressive disorder. This therapy utilizes magnetic fields to modulate neuronal activity in specific parts of the brain. A device is placed on your head, and the electromagnetic waves target the specific…

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Can Very Young Children with ADHD-Like Symptoms Outgrow the Disorder?

Can Very Young Children with ADHD-Like Symptoms Outgrow the Disorder? 2000 1333 Aware Behavioral Health

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that typically manifests in childhood, characterized by symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Parents and caregivers of very young children who display ADHD-like symptoms often wonder about the potential for these children to outgrow the disorder as they develop. Aware Behavioral Health is committed to providing insights and support for families navigating these concerns, offering evidence-based assessments and interventions tailored to the unique needs of each child. Our team of professionals is here to guide you through understanding ADHD and its developmental implications. For further information or to discuss your child’s needs, please contact…

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TMS Therapy in DFW at Aware Behavioral Health

TMS Therapy in DFW at Aware Behavioral Health 2560 1707 Aware Behavioral Health

Science is frequently involving, and our goal as psychiatrists is to utilize the best available medicine and technology to help our patients thrive. At Aware Behavioral Health, we are thrilled to now be able to offer TMS therapy for patients in the region that need a unique, effective way to treat otherwise difficult-to-treat depression and other mental health issues. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy represents a groundbreaking approach in the treatment of various mental health disorders, offering a non-invasive, medication-free option for individuals seeking alternative or adjunctive treatments. When other treatment options have not been as effective, or Dr. Sehdev…

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Senior ADHD: What it Looks Like, How it Manifests

Senior ADHD: What it Looks Like, How it Manifests 2560 1707 Aware Behavioral Health

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is widely recognized as a condition that spans a lifetime. While the common narrative tends to emphasize its prevalence and impact on children, it’s important to acknowledge that ADHD affects individuals across all age groups, including teens, adults, and notably, the senior demographic. The manifestation of ADHD in older adults diverges significantly from that in children, leading to distinct symptoms and challenges that influence both personal well-being and interpersonal relationships. It’s a misconception that ADHD dissipates with age. Instead, it continues to pose emotional and psychological challenges across various life stages, with seniors often overlooked in this…

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Why Do We Feel Sad? The Neuropsychology of Sadness

Why Do We Feel Sad? The Neuropsychology of Sadness 2560 1707 Aware Behavioral Health

Exploring Emotional Landscapes with Insights from Psychiatry Sadness is a universal human emotion, one that is an important part of the human experience. We know it as our desire to cry, feel down, and be upset. As a psychiatrist, we also understand that sadness is not only a feeling and emotion – it is also a neuropsychological reaction that your brain engages in for specific, behavioral reasons. The Neuropsychological Basis of Sadness Sadness, like all emotions, originates in the brain, engaging complex neural networks and neurotransmitter systems. Key brain regions involved in the experience and regulation of sadness include: The…

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Psychiatric Treatment for the Mental Health Symptoms Associated with ADHD

Psychiatric Treatment for the Mental Health Symptoms Associated with ADHD 1920 2560 Aware Behavioral Health

Aware Behavioral Health’s Approach to Managing Co-occurring Conditions in ADHD Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. However, ADHD seldom exists in isolation. It frequently co-occurs with various mental health conditions, complicating its management and treatment. Aware Behavioral Health specializes in providing comprehensive psychiatric treatment tailored to address the multifaceted nature of ADHD and its associated mental health symptoms. Understanding ADHD and Co-occurring Mental Health Conditions Individuals with ADHD often experience additional psychiatric symptoms that can exacerbate the challenges associated with the disorder. Common co-occurring conditions include anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar…

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Psychiatrist for Seasonal Depression in Dallas – Aware Behavioral Health

Psychiatrist for Seasonal Depression in Dallas – Aware Behavioral Health 2560 1709 Aware Behavioral Health

Expert Psychiatric Care for Seasonal Affective Disorder at Aware Behavioral Health At Aware Behavioral Health, we specialize in the psychiatric management of depression, including seasonal affective disorder. Seasonal affective disorder is a form of depression that commonly occurs during specific seasons, particularly in fall and winter. Led by a local psychiatrist that truly cares about your health and wellness, Aware Behavioral Health offers comprehensive and personalized care to individuals grappling with this condition. If you’re encountering the challenges of seasonal depression, our expert psychiatric team is ready to assist with professional and compassionate care. Contact us today to get started.…

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Treating Insomnia by Addressing Anxiety

Treating Insomnia by Addressing Anxiety 2560 1707 Aware Behavioral Health

Insomnia, characterized by difficulty in falling or staying asleep, is a common sleep disorder affecting many individuals. While several factors can contribute to insomnia, anxiety is frequently a primary culprit. Anxiety disorders can lead to a heightened state of mental arousal that disrupts the natural sleep-wake cycle, making it challenging for individuals to relax enough to fall asleep or maintain sleep throughout the night. This interplay between anxiety and insomnia often creates a cyclical pattern, where anxiety leads to sleep disturbances, and the resulting lack of sleep further exacerbates anxiety. Approach to Treatment – Tackling the Root Cause The key…

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