Hope for depressed patients through new approaches.

The library visit today revealed for me a new book; heal your brain by DR David Hellerstein.  Coincidence, I think not!  Of all of the new books on all of the shelves of the “new book section” my hand came to rest on this particular publication.  In the introduction I am seeing things that are considered “New Neuropsychiatry” and new treatments, plans and medication revisions successfully making inroads for those who suffer from depression and panic attacks.  Many experiments measuring brain size of the prefrontal cortex of the brain and gray matter have been proven increased growth of both through the use of MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imagining) and PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scans.  The psychiatrist sees and treats his patients and uses new techniques with measurable success for especially these specific conditions.  Unlike local psychiatrists who refer patients to therapists for follow-up without further information medicate.   DR Hellerstein is involved in the whole picture.  His point of reference is one of complete involvement.  His approaches are as up-to-date as the material is presented in rounds, conferences and current findings through world renowned Medical centers in the northeast US.

This books promises to offer new hope to those of us who suffer for years or decades from depression.  One helpful source is the patient themselves by doing autobiographical journaling.  My friend has been encouraging my autobiography memories as “he would like to write about me” (he is a writer).  We have spoken for hours both talking and reviewing what I have recalled.

~ by judylove64 on November 29, 2012.

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