Brain Reboot: New Treatments for Healing Depression

Brain Reboot: New Treatments for Healing Depression

by Michael Henry MD
Brain Reboot: New Treatments for Healing Depression

Brain Reboot: New Treatments for Healing Depression

by Michael Henry MD


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Everyone feels depressed sometimes. But a sustained lack of energy, a pro-found inability to enjoy life, or an overwhelming sadness that can render unbearable pain may be symptoms of something more. If you suffer from any of these symptoms, you may be one of 300 million people worldwide who have depression. While we often think of pharmaceutical treatments as the best way to treat depression, the truth is that for many people they either don’t work or lose their efficacy after a time. But there is hope in the form of three groundbreaking therapies: ketamine, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). In Brain Reboot, you’ll learn:
  • How to get an accurate diagnosis
  • How to determine what treatment(s) are best for you
  • The efficacy of ketamine, TMS, and ECT
  • A clear summary of benefits and potential side effects
  • Step-by-step information for each treatment and FAQs
  • Tips for supplementing your recovery with exercise, nutrition, and sleep
  • Treatments on the horizon

Dr. Michael Henry’s life mission is to help anyone suffering with treatment-resistant depression; in Brain Reboot he provides everything you need to know about using ketamine, TMS, and ECT to regain your self and your life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306925177
Publisher: Hachette Go
Publication date: 11/29/2022
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 500,758
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Dr. Michael Henry is the director of Electroconvulsive Therapy and medical director of Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate Professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, MA, and a fellowship in clinical pharmacology at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, and the International Society for ECT and Neurostimulation, and is a Fellow of the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He has presented his work treating patients with these three treatments both nationally and internationally. 

Table of Contents

Introduction: Don't Give Up Hope! vii

Part I Depression 101

1 Depression Is a Syndrome, Not Just a Feeling 3

2 Sooner Is Better Than Later: The Importance of Early Treatment 21

3 How Do You Treat Depression and What If It Doesn't Work? 33

Part II The Reboot: Introducing Ketamine, TMS, and ECT

4 Ketamine: How an Old Anesthetic Became an Antidepressant 55

5 I Want to Try Ketamine: What Do I Do? 65

6 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Using Magnets to Treat Depression 85

7 Starting rTMS Treatment 97

8 ECT: Do They Still Do That? 111

9 How Do I Get ECT? 135

Part III Adjunct Therapies and the Future of Treatment

10 Exercise, Nutrition, and Sleep 165

11 Up-and-Coming Treatments: Hallucinogens, Psychedelics, VNS, and DBS 193

Afterword: Hope for the Future 211

Resources 213

Appendix A Questions to Ask at an Initial Consultation 215

Appendix B Information to Bring with You to a Consultation 219

Acknowledgments 223

Notes 225

Index 251

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