Advanced Brain + Body Clinic Blog

Read the latest from Dr. Brian Johns, Dr. Stephen Manlove, and the ABBC team covering topics such as treatment resistant depression, esketamine/ketmaine (Spravato), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and more.

Depression During the Holidays

Depression During the Holidays

'DOS & DON’TS OF SUPPORTING SOMEONE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS With the holidays just around the corner, it’s important to know that this can be a very difficult time of year for those with depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Family gatherings can be overwhelming and...

Am I Depressed? Know the Signs and Symptoms of Depression

Am I Depressed? Know the Signs and Symptoms of Depression

One of the biggest questions people want to know the answer to before going to see a psychiatrist is: Am I depressed? While no one wants to go through the hassle of making a doctor’s appointment for no reason, it’s always best to ask a mental health professional the...

Screening Patients for Anxiety: Then What?

Screening Patients for Anxiety: Then What?

ANew recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) gives busy primary physicians and their teams one more thing to implement and manage: anxiety screening. While the recommendation that adults ages 64 and younger should be screened for anxiety is...

Depression Crisis Post-COVID: Care Workers Seeking Care

Depression Crisis Post-COVID: Care Workers Seeking Care

While it’s nothing new to hear that the COVID-19 pandemic took a disproportionate toll on those who work in healthcare, teaching, and first response careers, we are now starting to see the lingering effects that the pandemic is still having on their mental health....

Psychedelic Treatment in Minneapolis–Not So New

Psychedelic Treatment in Minneapolis–Not So New

Psychedelics are considered a relatively new and promising form of therapy for treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other trauma related disorders. While this is new to Western medicine, it has been used by indigenous people around the globe for thousands of years....

Antidepressant Options: Classes, Optimal Dosages, Side Effects & More

Antidepressant Options: Classes, Optimal Dosages, Side Effects & More

People often come to our Minneapolis depression clinic believing they have tried “every medication” for their depression, though that is rarely the case.

All too often, treatment-resistant patients may, in fact, be very treatable with antidepressants. A patient’s treatment-resistance to antidepressant medication is often caused by one of three scenarios.

How to Have the Best Ketamine Treatment Experience

How to Have the Best Ketamine Treatment Experience

In a recent blog, Ketamine Misconceptions: How One Patient’s ‘Weird’ Experience Could Have Been Life-Changing, I address some common misconceptions about ketamine that may be turning people away from this life-saving treatment. In addition to the details shared in...

Teen Suicide

Teen Suicide

It is heartbreaking to hear that a teenager has chosen to end their own life. The devastating news creates shock waves throughout the entire community. Family, friends, teachers, coaches, and many others are all left wondering how it’s possible that this could have happened.