VNS Therapy for Treatment Resistant Depression

The RECOVER Study By Annette Pinder One out of three people with depression have treatment resistant depression (TRD). They are people for whom current available treatments have been unsuccessful. Current treatments for depression include psychotherapy, antidepressant medications, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Vagus nerve

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Supportive Care at Roswell Park

By Shannon Traphagen COVID-19 has left our health providers, essential workers, patients, and families exhausted, as they struggle with ongoing pain, insomnia, depression, and loss. Now, in an environment deeply affected by grief and loss, Dr. Amy Case is helping ease the pain and stress of her

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Spectrum Health Launches Learning Institute

Programs Help Behavioral Health Workers Advance Their Careers By Annette Pinder By now, many of us have grown accustomed to the busier routines that accompany Fall, and a return to classroom learning. Spectrum Health and Human Services (Spectrum Health), an award-winning behavioral health and addiction counseling agency,

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Do You Have Treatment-Resistant Depression?

DENT Provides Hope with New Therapies By Annette Pinder By the time she arrived at DENT Neurologic Institute’s Interventional Psychiatry Department, she had tried 11 different types of medications for her depression, all without success. A healthcare professional, her PHQ-9 was 27 out of 27, which is

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Underpaid, Under-Promoted, and Sexually Harassed

by Lindy Korn Sexual harassment rarely occurs in the absence of other intersecting issues. An excellent example is when a female partner in a professional services firm, filed a complaint with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC). The female partner characterized the firm’s work environment as a

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Free Events to Help People Cope with COVID

Spectrum Health’s NY Project Hope Launches New Program Series: Free Events Help People Cope with COVID Spectrum Health and Human Services, a proud provider agency for NY Project Hope, developed a series of free and in-person and virtual events to help with COVID-19’s emotional impact. Programs begin on

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Koyaanisqatsi: A Life Out of Balance

by Karl Shallowhorn In 1983, film director Godfrey Reggio released the avant-garde art film, Koyaanisqatsi. The musical score was written by renowned American classical composer Philip Glass, and I was immediately drawn to it. The movie, a montage of images and scenes with no spoken words or

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Art Mural is A Visual Depiction of Hope

BCAT and Horizon Health Services Announce A Visual Depiction of Hope to Coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month  A Visual Depiction of Hope with An Art Mural Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology (BCAT) and Horizon Health Services (Horizon), have formed a unique partnership to bring a

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Spectrum Health Launches Video Series

“Spectrum Health Q&A” Premiers for Mental Health Awareness Month Spectrum Health & Human Services debuted a new informational video series on its social media platforms. Called “Spectrum Health Q&A,” the series answers basic questions about counseling, mental wellness, careers in the profession, and other topics in an

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