Archive for the ‘General Psychiatry’ Category

NIMH · Five Major Mental Disorders Share Genetic Roots

See on – West Coast TMS Institute Five major mental disorders share some of the same genetic risk factors, the largest genome-wide study of its kind has found. WestCoastTMS‘s insight: This is amazing information that brings us closer to truly understanding the basis of psychiatric illness and to finding more specific therapeutic approaches. See …Read The Rest Of This Entry »


Psychiatry Needs to be Holistic and Comprehensive So often we see opposing “parties” in a scientific field argue over something that is very obvious.  A recent article on how psychiatry has become brain-focused argues that  psychiatry is more and more forgetting the all-important and immeasurable psyche, soul, or spirit of people.  I certainly  hope not! …Read The Rest Of This Entry »

The Do’s and Don’ts of Suicide Prevention | Psychalive

See on – West Coast TMS Institute In Honor of Suicide Prevention Day, take a look at this post by PsychAlive, which briefly discusses the dos and dont’s of how to deal with someone who is suicidal: When you are assisting someone who you feel may be suicidal, there are certain things you should …Read The Rest Of This Entry »

How To Encourage Learning By Making

“Avoiding mistakes is impossible. But what if we accept that risk is inevitable and focus on making smart mistakes instead?”   See on -Kira

Oxytocin improves brain function in children with autism

Preliminary results from an ongoing, large-scale study shows that oxytocin — a naturally occurring substance produced in the brain and throughout the body — increased brain function in regions that are known to process social information in… See on -Kira