Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a series of magnetic pulses that stimulate the brain. It has been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of MDD (Major Depressive Disorder) and is free from common antidepressant side effects. TMS requires no anesthesia and does not cause memory loss. The procedure is performed in our office and patients can resume daily activities immediately after treatment.
Theta Burst is the newest FDA approved form of TMS. Treatment can be completed in only 3–4 minutes, comparable to traditional 37.5 and 19-minute TMS protocols.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
& Theta Burst TMS
Telepsychiatry appointments are available on a limited basis to existing patients only, for whom traveling to our office presents a hardship. Dr. St. John must determine that telepsychiatry appointments are appropriate.
Ketamine Infusion Therapy
Ketamine Infusion Therapy is an alternative treatment option for patients with treatment-resistant depression. It can result in rapid relief of depression and/or suicidal thoughts within hours or days. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis in our office. Treatment involves six administrations of ketamine via an IV over a 2–3 week period. The effects of ketamine therapy do wear off. This procedure is not covered by insurance and it is not FDA-approved for the treatment of depression.
Our providers will develop an individualized treatment plan based on your needs, work with you to set goals, and monitor your progress. Follow-up appointments are typically scheduled at 30–90-day intervals and last 20 - 30 minutes, depending on the level of complexity dictated by the visit.
Second Opinion Evaluations
Second Opinion Evaluations involve a 60–75-minute comprehensive evaluation by a psychiatrist, differential diagnosis assessment, referral for additional testing as needed (e.g. lab work, neuropsychological testing); pharmacogenetic testing, communication with the patient’s existing psychiatrist, and recommendations for treatment
Qb Testing for ADD/ADHD
Psychotropic Genetic Testing, also referred to as personalized medicine, is genetic testing that can ideally be used to help your provider select the most effective medicine with the least number of side effects for patients faster than the traditional trial and error method.
Psychotropic Genetic Testing
Aroma Freedom Technique (AFT) combines work with essential oils and principals drawn from CBT and EMDR to help patients achieve goals which may have previously been blocked by negative thoughts and memories.
Aroma Freedom Technique (AFT)
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