The IP-Psych Blog

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  • What Ketamine Can Do For Your Brain

    June 14, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    Depression can last weeks, months, years, or a lifetime.

    Depression is traditionally treated by therapy, counseling, and medication. The results of such treatments vary from patient to patient and can take years to produce positive effects.

    However, not all patients respond to depression treatments or medications.

    And medical science is evolving depression treatment practices to help patients overcome severe and suicidal depressive episodes.

  • Teletherapy: Your Guide To Finding An Online Therapist
    June 6, 2021 at 3:30 PM

    There is an old icebreaker joke about a doctor asking a patient if they think that using the word “practice,” to describe a doctor’s work is unnerving. Professional, licensed medical doctors, nurses, and practitioners have a public trust to perform their jobs as efficiently as possible. After all, they take an oath to start their careers.

    However, when ancient medicine emerged, it really was “practice.”

    In the modern context, medical professionals must always study, improve their skills, and “practice,” but that term has another meaning.

    In an era of scientific and medical breakthroughs, medical techniques and procedures are constantly evolving. Medical professionals and patients alike must “practice” to get used to them when medical techniques and procedures evolve and change.

  • Light Therapy As A SAD Treatment Option
    May 29, 2021 at 7:00 AM

    Throughout the spring and summer months, our moods always seem to be enhanced. It’s warmer outside, and we can do more outdoor activities.

    But when the weather gets colder, we begin to see a shift in our moods. Sometimes it may be nothing. But for others, it’s the result of seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

    There are traditional ways of dealing with SAD, but switching up treatment methods can be more effective. Today we’ll be talking about seasonal affective disorder and using light therapy as a treatment option.

  • What is Rapid Cycling in Bipolar Disorder?

    May 29, 2021 at 7:00 AM

    About 3 million people in America deal with bipolar disorder. It’s a condition where an individual’s mood changes without warning, prompting emotional highs and lows.

    With normal bipolar disorder, an individual may experience one or two episodes a year. However, there is another form of bipolar disorder that increases the episodes. It’s called rapid cycling bipolar disorder.

    Today we’ll be talking about rapid cycling bipolar disorder and how to manage it if someone you know is dealing with it.

  • What To Do If You Think Your Child May Be Transgender

    May 17, 2021 at 9:00 AM

    When your child “comes out” as a transgender individual, you want to give all the support in the world. However, you might have feelings of doubt, confusion, and possibly grief for the son or daughter you raised from birth.

    While those feelings are all valid, you need to do what is best for your child. In some cases, that includes supporting and accepting their gender identity. You must be there for your child, no matter what gender they prefer. Today, the world is starting to accept transgender individuals, but it is not easy for them. When you help with this stage of their life, you can make the difference between a miserable experience or a fulfilled life.

  • What Are the Signs of Opioid Addiction?

    In the United States, opioid addiction is a serious issue facing many families. Some of these opioids are not commonly associated with "street drugs." Instead, doctors are the ones who often prescribe them. These drugs are known to produce a sense of euphoria. For that reason, many people do misuse them. If your loved one is abusing opioids, here are some telltale signs of substance use.

  • In honor of Women’s History Month: Unconventional and Intersectional
    March 22, 2021 at 5:00 AM

    The world is put back by the death of everyone who has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar gifts to conventionality. – Florence Nightingale

    One hallmark of nursing school is learning of The Lady With the Lamp, the nurturing wo...

  • Sticks and Stones
    February 4, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends”. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

    In wholehearted agreement with Dr. King, it is also important to recognize the power that the words, even if they ...

  • Healing Connections: Community Gatherings for Mind and Body
    August 3, 2020 at 4:00 PM

    It's a strange time, and can be isolating. To combat this, IP Psych is holding Healing Connecitions, a Weekly Gathering Support Group for those seeking safe community in times of COVID-19. We will meet weekly on Saturdays at 11:00am at Prairie Park...

The only TMS Clinic in Lawrence owned and operated by a licensed MD.

If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, you may have heard about TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation). TMS is an FDA-approved alternative to medication for treating the symptoms of depression. Deep TMS differs from standard TMS in that the magnetic pulse is able to reach deeper into the brain. These deeper (limbic) areas of the brain impact mood regulation and motivation, which are commonly negatively affected in patients who are depressed or suffer from OCD symptoms. Interpersonal Psychiatry has been offering TMS services to its patients longer than any other provider in the area. Our experience in Deep TMS makes for a supportive and caring healing process for our patients. Interpersonal Psychiatry has locations in Lawrence and Kansas City.

eShrink Episode 1
The Brain and the Mind

Dr. Hiten Soni M.D. is not only the proprietor of Interpersonal Psychiatry, but also host of eShrink: The Interpersonal Psychiatry Podcast.

Topics covered:

Introduction to eShrink

Differences between the brain and the mind

How maintaining a healthy diet positively impacts brain function

Sleep hygiene

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Interpersonal Psychiatry is a privately-owned clinic offering the most comprehensive and cutting edge mental health treatment services in Kansas. Featured services include deep TMS, addiction medicine, children's psychiatry. We work with our sister practice, Interpersonal Advanced Treatment, to offer ketamine infusions for treatment resistant depression.

We have locations in Lawrence, Topeka, and Kansas City.