Abstract Depression is a common chronic psychiatric disorder that is also often co-morbid with numerous neurological and immune diseases. Accumulating evidence indicates that disturbances of neuroplasticity occur with depression, including reductions of hippocampal neurogenesis and cortical synaptogenesis. Improper trophic support stemming from stressor-induced reductions of growth factors, most notably brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), likely […]
Healing Then and Now With Music Therapeutic uses of music date back to antiquity. Healing shrines in Ancient Greece housed both hymn specialists and physicians. Native American tribes chanted, danced, and played drums to heal illness. And early Christian priests used hymns to ease pain in the sick. Today, scientific studies confirm what the ancients […]
Patrice Wendling August 03, 2017 MURRAY, UT — Depression and coronary artery disease are known to walk hand in hand, but a new study suggests that depression any time after a diagnosis of CAD is the strongest predictor of death. Among 24,137 patients identified with significant CAD, a new depression diagnosis was associated with a twofold higher risk […]
PASWFL’s New Treatments for Depression Showcased on ABC TV Show PASWFL was featured on Out and About Southwest Florida. We had a chance to film and take photos of our beautiful facility as well as discuss the different treatment options we’re proud to offer people in Southwest Florida and surrounding communities. Check out the video […]
When should you, the prescriber, conclude that your patient with depression is “treatment resistant,” and thereby eligible for alternative non-pharmacological interventions—such as vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)? There are multiple ways that the failure to agree on a standardized definition of treatment-resistant depression (TRD) impacts the clinical care […]
Learn about how this former NFL football player tackled his depression when traditional drug treatments failed
Are you getting your depression treated? If not then it could be increasing your cardiovascular risk.