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Brain; Discovery; Mental Health

Using magnets to treat major depressive disorder: Clinical trial shows promise

UT Southwestern is currently the only U.S. clinical trial site offering magnetic seizure therapy for major depressive disorder. Kala Bailey, M.D., discusses MST in this MedBlog.

COVID; Mental Health

Coping with crisis fatigue: 7 tips to ‘keep calm and carry on…’

Two years after the COVID-19 pandemic began, we have been dealing with a steady stream of health, political, racial, and financial crises. Kipp Pietrantonio, Ph.D., provides 7 tips to help you keep calm and carry on amid the drama.

Your Pregnancy Matters

1 in 10 dads experience postpartum depression, anxiety: How to spot the signs

Postpartum depression in dads is real. Learn to recognize the symptoms of paternal postpartum depression.

Mental Health; Your Pregnancy Matters

Risk of anxiety, depression doubles in hospitalized pregnant patients

The risk of anxiety and depression symptoms double in hospitalized pregnant patients. UT Southwestern provides specific treatment and support options for patients and families.

Brain; Mental Health

Breakthroughs in depression research lead to more effective treatments

For many years, patients had to endure a trial-and-error process that often mismatched them with antidepressants. But through the power of UT Southwestern's research, doctors can use a blood test, brain imaging, and artificial intelligence to provide effective and biologically backed treatment for depression.

COVID; Mental Health

The psychiatrist will see you now (by virtual visit)

Telepsychiatry can increase mental health care access long after the pandemic ends. Kenneth Dekleva, M.D., discusses its benefits and what the future may hold.

COVID; Your Pregnancy Matters

Pregnancy, anxiety, and the pandemic: 4 ways to manage symptoms

Anxiety among pregnant patients has doubled during the pandemic. Consider these 4 ways to manage symptoms before, during, and after pregnancy.

COVID; Mental Health

COVID-19 and substance abuse: How to HALT stress drinking, drug use

Physical isolation may lead to increased drinking at home – which carries mental health costs. Get tips to spot warning signs in yourself and others, plus see how COVID-19 is changing the future of treatment.

COVID; Mental Health

COVID-19 distress: Managing your mental health in a pandemic

For the 500 million people worldwide who are already struggling with depression and anxiety disorders, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic can feel downright paralyzing because our brains are designed around predictability and structure. There are some practical, common sense and clinical solutions to manage the distress.

Mental Health; Prevention

7 ways to cope with holiday stress

Whether you’re dealing with financial worries, family dynamics, or health concerns, it’s important to keep your holiday stress levels under control. Licensed social worker Rita Smith offers seven easy but effective ways to navigate the pressures of the season in today’s MedBlog.