April 30, 2019

Alcohol Use Disorder: An Overview

Written by: Austin Lin, MD Although the opioid epidemic garners national attention, alcohol use remains a major problem. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, there were approximately 141 million Americans aged 12 or older who…


April 16, 2019

How Talking to Your Child about Sexual Health can Help Protect them from Child Sexual Abuse

Written by: Melissa Goldberg, PsyD Recent reports highlight the alarming prevalence of child sexual abuse. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before the age of…


March 11, 2019

Industry-leading program integrates mental health services into women’s clinics for comprehensive care

  Comprehensive mental and physical health care is the focus of a first-of-its-kind multidisciplinary collaboration at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) that embeds mental health professionals into OB-GYN clinics to streamline care. The UTHealth Women’s…


February 20, 2019

TMS and Treatment-Resistant Depression

Written by: Bobby Nix, MD The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences continues to be on the forefront of revolutionary therapies for treatment-resistant depression. We offer Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to patients suffering from depression and whose symptoms have not improved adequately…


July 23, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury: A Silent Epidemic

Written by: Dharmendra Kumar, MD, and Reena Kumar, MD Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. A TBI is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a…


June 8, 2018

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as an Effective Treatment Option for Depression

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or TMS, is a localized, non-invasive outpatient procedure, in which magnetic energy is directed towards specific areas of the patient’s brain. Approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2008, TMS is a new treatment…


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