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TMS Treatment for Depression at CenterPointe Hospital

CenterPointe Hospital Represented at National Conference on Addiction Disorders in Baltimore, MD

Chris Lewis , Community Liaison for Addiction Services, represented CenterPointe Hospital at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) in Baltimore, MD August 16-20, 2017. With the theme, “Navigating Passages to Recovery,” nationally renowned speakers such as Kimberly Johnson, PhD, Director of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) presented on a wide range of addiction issues such as relapse prevention, mental health disorders in addiction, trauma informed therapies, the 12-Steps, medication –assisted treatment and many other tools helpful in the journey to recovery. The NCAD was well attended with 2,000 participants in areas of addiction treatment, professional development, prevention, administration and medicine. CenterPointe Hospital provided information on its addiction treatment program, The Changing Pointe, which provides a full continuum of addiction treatment services including detoxification, a 4-week residential treatment program, family services, aftercare and outpatient services.   About CenterPointe Hospital: CenterPointe Hospital is a 150-bed private, psychiatric hospital serving the mental health and addiction needs of adults, senior...Read More >

Prescription Drug Abuse in Seniors

Dr. Javed Qasim with CenterPointe Hospital discusses prescription drug abuse in seniors.

CenterPointe Hospital Offers rTMS Therapy: A New Hope for Patients Diagnosed with Depression

By Satish R. Kulkarni, MD As depression rates in the United States (9 percent of adult Americans) and worldwide are increasing, it’s a certainty that you know someone — or many individuals — diagnosed with clinical depression. Many who seek medical treatment are helped by today’s wide array of antidepressant medications, but those who experience minimal relief with medications find the side effects too problematic to continue pharmacological treatment. Unfortunately, an estimated 25 percent experience no symptomatic relief, despite trying multiple medications. For those who have unsuccessfully battled depression while being treated with the most commonly prescribed medications, CenterPointe Hospital offers hope in a noninvasive, advanced technology that may provide relief for individuals whose depression has not yet been effectively treated. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulations (rTMS) rTMS uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain and improve symptoms of depression. As an area leader in behavioral health treatments and services, CenterPointe Hospital provides rTMS therapy to its continuum of...Read More >

Understanding Adolescents in 2017 – Lecture at CenterPointe Hospital

You are cordially invited to attend a Behavioral Health Lecture TOPIC: Understanding Adolescents in 2017 PRESENTER: Baker Symes, MA, LPC DATE: Friday, August 25, 2017 TIME: Registration and Continental Breakfast: 7:30am Lecture: 8-9:30am LOCATION: CenterPointe Hospital Gym 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway St. Charles, MO 63304 RSVP: 636-477-2175 or Email CEUs: 1.5 contact hours will be awarded to Missouri Social Workers and Addiction Counselors. A certificate of attendance verifying 1.5 contact hours will be distributed to all attendees to submit to their licensing boards. There is NO COST to attend the breakfast lecture. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: The adolescent culture is rapidly changing, attempting to incorporate the addicting social and information media into the already established traditions of family, school, and personal/social development. Teenagers are picking up some bad habits of adults including sleep deprivation, high stress levels, and a vulnerability to becoming depressed and suicidal. Social and religious mores have deteriorated and are having less of an immediate influence. Family...Read More >

The Changing Pointe Addiction Treatment Center at CenterPointe Hospital

Medication-assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

There’s a highly successful treatment for opioid addiction. But stigma is holding it back. Medication-assisted treatment is often called the gold standard of addiction care. But much of the country has resisted it.

Alzheimer’s Disease in America: Facts and Figures

Missouri becomes last state to create drug monitoring program

by Chris Regnier Missouri is no longer the only state in the country without a prescription drug monitoring program. Governor Greitens signed an executive order establishing the program statewide. At one point, Greitens got emotional, remembering his cousin who died of a heroin overdose last year. The ceremony took place at the Express Scripts Innovation and Technology Center in north county. Greitens calls opioids a “modern plague” and says Missouri`s program is groundbreaking. Greitens says the state Department of Health and Senior Services is teaming up with private companies including Express Scripts to target those who are making the opioid problem worse by the way they are prescribing pills. “When we have a small number of bad actors who’ve been prescribing more pills than they should we need to take action. And there are individuals out there who prey on addicts, who pump out prescriptions for pills that they know could cost lives. But before today they were unseen and...Read More >

TMS Therapy at Center Pointe Hospital

KMOV 4 discussing the signs of depression and how to help.

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