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22

May

We’re Open for TMS Treatments: Part One

TMS Available Now

Rochester Holistic Psychiatry wanted to reopen as soon as possible.  We don’t want anyone to go without the in-person help they need, but we need to do so as safely as possible and abide by industry and government regulations.  Telepsychiatry is of immense benefit in many cases but transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy can only be offered in the clinic and requires physical proximity to at least one other human.

We’d like to offer you a two-part guide on the current status of onsite patient care, what safety precautions we

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15

May

Telepsychiatry for Patients: A Checklist

Benefits of Telepsychiatry

Telepsychiatry is becoming more widely used by clinics and patients everywhere.  We talked about the benefits of it in our LAST BLOG, and today we want to cover what patients should do before scheduling a session, and some things that may be useful to know, especially for new patients.

Order of Business

Make up some talking points for what you might want to cover if you’re a new or existing patient.  If you’re a new patient, ask them about their procedures, specialties, methods, etc.  Journaling your thoughts and moods is

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06

May

Telemedicine for Psychiatric Care

Care Under Quarantine

During the COVID-19 quarantine, Rochester Holistic Psychiatry has been doing a lot of remote psychiatry through telemedicine.  Telemedicine is a remote method of providing care, typically using audio and video via computer or smartphone.

We realize that it may be unfamiliar, but we hope you’ll join us in using this excellent tool, because it offers plenty of advantages.  Also, try our OTHER TIPS on how to stay well during quarantine.

Telepsychiatry is Accessible

Several unfortunate factors apart from pandemics often limit people from seeking psychiatric help, such as living in a

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21

April

Mental Health During Quarantine Part 4: Making It Work for You

Rochester Holistic Psychiatry feels deeply for our patients and friends who have been laid off or lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you are getting less work, are unemployed, or are just looking for new ways to branch out and make money, we’d like to offer some tips that will hopefully lift your spirits and fill your wallet.

Leverage LinkedIn

Who are you already connected to?  Who are they connected to that you’d like to know?  Always include a friendly note when reaching out to someone and follow pages that

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15

April

Mental Health During Quarantine Part 3: Staying Upbeat

Self-Care, Together and Apart

In part 1 of our series on staying healthy during the COVID-19 quarantine, we talked about how to stay connected socially to guard against loneliness and feelings of isolation.  In part 2 we talked about how to stay physically healthy without a gym.  Today, we’re going to talk about how to improve your mood.

It’s easy to get lonely, anxious, or even experience strange feelings that are hard to define.  Quarantine can easily exacerbate existing mental troubles like depression, and it’s important to stay aware of your feelings. 

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07

April

Mental Health During Quarantine Part 2: Doing Your Body Good

The Mind Lives in the Body

In part one of our series on keeping your mental health steady during the COVID-19 quarantine, we discussed how to stay connected socially.  Today, we want to talk about maintaining physical health.  The brain is just another part of the body, and the condition of your body below the neck greatly affects your mental health.

This isn’t just a list of ways to be healthier.  We want to help you customize your efforts to better your health to the situation at hand.

Physical Exercise

Depending on your neighborhood,

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06

April

Mental Health During Quarantine Part 1: Staying Connected

Home Alone?

During the quarantine, which as of now is to last until April 30th, Rochester Holistic Psychiatry is keeping in touch with our patients.  We are currently consulting over the phone and via video call, so you don’t have to go without mental health help.  Telemedicine is being used by medical professionals all over the world and aids greatly with diagnosis and home care.  Talking with a medical professional via telemedicine services also helps patients know whether they should make an in-person appointment and/or if there are instructions from the

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24

March

Types of TMS Equipment

What Happens During TMS

Recently we talked about what actually happens during a TMS procedure.  now we’ll look at what kinds of TMS equipment are out there.  there are a lot of folks who don’t know about this procedure, and it helps to know about everything that goes into something before you try it.

During a TMS procedure, they will make sure there is no metal on or in you.  then you’ll sit in a comfy chair with earplugs (it’s not too loud but about as much as an MRI machine.  you’ll

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15

March

What Happens During TMS?

The TMS Breakdown

We talk a lot about TMS on this blog and what it does or may do for the mental illnesses we treat. But what actually goes on during a TMS treatment? We’re often asked about how it feels, aftercare, and what the doctor does. We’ll go into those questions and answers today.

TMS Defined

The general definition of TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation, describes it as a noninvasive treatment using magnetic energy to stimulate areas of the brain regulating mood. TMS is only approved by insurance companies for use on

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09

March

Bipolar Disorder Symptoms and Treatments

The Bipolar Divide

At Rochester Holistic Psychiatry, we often help people with bipolar disorder, sometimes called manic depression.  What is bipolar disorder? Like the name suggests, bipolar is a twofold condition, like a pendulum between mania and depression.  These “swings” from one extreme to another can be a quick change or a slow slide, and each state can be mild or severe.  Bipolar disorder affects millions in the United States alone, and is a very serious condition, damaging families and taking lives.  It typically becomes pronounced in early adulthood but may

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