Divided by boundaries, mental health treatment suffers in California

Divided by boundaries, mental health treatment suffers in California

Case 1 in Sonoma County, California: 20-year-old Christy McDonald suffered her first bout of psychosis in January 2019. Confused and unable to handle her emotions, she locked herself in her room for 4 days straight. Eventually she went into a state of unresponsive stupor. Jim McDonald, her father, immediately rushed her to a local hospital. While surfing the internet, he came across a wonderful program for young adults experiencing the first phase of psychosis. However, there was a problem – the program was not available in Sonoma County. The reason was that mental health treatment centers in her county offered programs in accordance with the insurance rules applicable there. Read more

Study suggests new type of transcranial magnetic stimulation for PTSD treatment

Study suggests new type of transcranial magnetic stimulation for PTSD treatment

A variant of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), intermittent theta-burst stimulation (iTBS), has come up as an effective treatment solution for helping manage and reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), revealed a recent study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Read more