The IP-Psych Blog

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Psychological Assessments

    Psychologists utilize psychological assessments as a standard method to learn more about you and your mental health. A psychological assessment is a powerful tool to create a personalized mental health plan to address any disorders, issues, or challenges.

    We’ll explain everything to know about psychological assessments, how they differ from evaluations, and what to expect at your assessment appointment. Getting an assessment is vital to determining an accurate view of the patient and their challenges.

  • How Does Psychotherapy Work?

    Do you ever feel overwhelmed and confused about how to deal with your problems?

    If so, you’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 25 percent of American adults experience some type of mental disorder in any given year. Even if you’re not suffering from a mental disorder, you may be dealing with excess stress, job loss, relationship troubles, or other issues.

    If you don’t address your problems in a timely manner, they can become debilitating. To deal with your problems, you may want to consider turning to psychotherapy.

    With psychotherapy, a psychologist can help you live a healthier and more productive life. What is psychotherapy, and how does it work?

  • What Can I Expect During Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Treatment?

    July 5, 2021 at 7:00 AM

    One of the cruelest responses that a depressed person can hear is to just "get over it." If it were that easy, that over 322 million around the world would not be grappling with depression.

    A recently released World Health Organi...

  • 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.

  • Psychotherapy: What To Expect In Group Therapy

    June 25, 2021 at 7:00 AM

    If you are burdened with depression or other severe forms of mental illness, being open about it can make you feel lonelier than keeping to yourself.

    But not being open about mental illness can be a self-destructive thing to do. And doing nothing to alleviate depression or mental health issues should never be an option.

    The longer that you wait to treat mental illness, the worse it becomes.

    What matters is getting help from medical professionals specializing in mental health issues when you realize you may have a problem.

    And talking to psychiatrists, therapists, counselors, and other people going through similar issues could help you understand your own problems and feel better.

  • 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.

  • The Only TMS Clinic in Lawrence owned and operated by a liscensed MD.
    July 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM

    TMS, or Trans Cranial Magnetic Stimulation is an FDA approved treatment for severe depression. Interpersonal Psychiatry is proud to be the only TMS clnic in Lawrence owned and operated by a liscensed MD. Call us to schedule your consultation and start i...

  • What Are the Signs of Opioid Addiction?

    March 10, 2021 at 8:00 AM

    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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

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.