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John Hauser, M.D.

Articles by John Hauser, M.D.:

  • An Overview of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
    17 May 2016

    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an effective treatment for clinical depression (or major depression), as well as in some forms of recurrent or chronic clinical depression with one big caveat — […]

  • Risks of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
    17 May 2016

    Modern electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is generally considered a safe and effective treatment for severe, chronic depression and treatment-resistant depression, although it may occasionally be used to treat other conditions as […]

  • Alzheimer’s Medications and Coping
    17 May 2016

    The treatment of Alzheimer’s disease is usually focused on slowing the progression of the disease. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, but researchers are working everyday to find one. […]

  • Depression Medications: Antidepressants
    17 May 2016

    Antidepressants are medicines used to help people who have depression. With the help of these depression medications, most people can achieve significant recovery from depression. Antidepressant drugs are not happy […]

  • Upcoming Psychiatric Medications in the Pipeline
    17 May 2016

    It’s hard to understand all of the drugs in development for mental disorders, but here are a few that we’ve been able to get a handle on that have been […]

  • An Introduction to Phobias
    17 May 2016

    Phobias are characterized by an unrealistic fear of a particular object or situation. There are three primary types of phobias — specific phobias (formerly known as simple phobias), social anxiety […]

  • A Guide to Mental Health Clinical Research
    17 May 2016

    Through the ages, disorders of the mind have been among the most devastating and feared illnesses of humanity. Today, thanks to ambitious and productive research on mental illnesses and to […]

  • How is Generalized Anxiety Disorder Diagnosed?
    17 May 2016

    Generalized anxiety disorder strikes about 3 percent of the population in the U.S. in any given year. The lifetime prevalence rate is nearly 1 in 10, with women experiencing it […]

  • Normal Worry versus Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    17 May 2016

    People with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) are the worry experts. It’s not uncommon for people with the disorder to assume that they are locked into daily uncontrollable worry. Untreated, these […]

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    17 May 2016

    Generalized anxiety disorder is a mental health concern characterized by a debilitating sense of worry and anxiousness about one’s life that isn’t centered on any specific concern, trigger, or stress. […]

  • Problems Related to Social Phobia
    17 May 2016

    Some people may have a difficult time believing that social phobia is a disease and not simply one of many personality types. “Since when has shyness become something you see […]

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Social Phobia
    17 May 2016

    Social phobia — also known as social anxiety disorder — is a mental health condition where a person becomes anxious when faced with interacting in social situations. The anxiety the […]

  • Shyness and Social Phobia in Children
    17 May 2016

    People with social phobia say they want social interaction, but avoid social activity because of their extreme emotional distress. Such anxiety is triggered by the fear that others may scrutinize […]

  • Treatments for Social Phobia
    17 May 2016

    As social phobia is considered to be a long-lasting chronic disorder, ongoing treatment generally is needed. Treatment often consists of a combination of medication and talk therapy. Medications In recent […]

  • How Do I Know If I Have Social Phobia?
    17 May 2016

    Most people suffer from shyness or anxiety at some point in their lives, but are such feelings so pervasive as to constitute a diagnosis of social phobia? Here are a […]

  • Mood Stabilizers for Bipolar Disorder
    17 May 2016

    Mood stabilizers, described below, are highly effective in stabilizing and maintaining a remission of manic symptoms. Lithium Lithium was first regularly used in the United States to manage bipolar disorder […]

  • Treatment of Depression With rTMS
    17 May 2016

    A procedure referred to as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, or rTMS, was developed in 1985 to test brain function in healthy individuals, and in those with various types of medical […]

  • What to Expect from an Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Treatment
    17 May 2016

    Electroconvulsive Therapy — or ECT as it’s commonly known — is a brief medical procedure that involves applying short electrical bursts to the brain through external electrode pads on your […]