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Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid): What Are Your Potential Treatment Options?

Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid): What Are Your Potential Treatment Options?

Medicaid, along with Medicare, was signed into federal law in 1965 to make health insurance available to eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults, and people with disabilities. Medicaid is administered at the state level, and each state has […]

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How Successful is TMS For Treating Depression?

How Successful is TMS For Treating Depression?

        Many patients suffering from depression, who are interested in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as a solution, wonder to themselves how does TMS work? In this context, a treatment for depression “working” would be evidenced by a positive response (improvement in depressive […]

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What is Treatment-Resistant Depression?

What is Treatment-Resistant Depression?

        Treatment-resistant depression is difficult to define, as it currently has no strict diagnostic criteria. The clinical definition of treatment-resistant depression is depression that has not been alleviated by its prescribed treatments. It is functionally defined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a […]

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What is ECT and How Does it Treat Depression?

What is ECT and How Does it Treat Depression?

        Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has a storied history in modern media and a complex position in modern medicine. Images of patients receiving “shock therapy” have been sensationalized in popular culture since its inception as a psychiatric treatment. It is, in reality, […]

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