In this episode of PodMD, experienced Psychiatrist Dr Jason Pace will be discussing the topic of basic depression treatment, including how a patient typically presents with depression, the treatment options, new developments in treatment, when to refer and more.
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Today I’d like to welcome to the PodMD studio Dr Jason Pace
Dr Jason Pace is an experienced Psychiatrist who established and practices at Sydney TMS, an innovative clinic providing treatment for Treatment resistant depression where other treatments don’t seen to be working. TMS is short of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.
After graduated from the University of UNSW in 1996, Dr Pace founded the Hills Clinic private hospital in Kellyville in 2010 which included one of the first private youth mental health inpatient programs in NSW. In 2014 Dr Pace launched Sydney TMS, after traveling to America and visiting several TMS clinics in the US. At that time Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, TMS for short, was virtually not heard of in Australia. Jason now operates four TMS clinic locations across Sydney and practices at all four, offering extensive experience in TMS treatment.
Today, we’ll be discussing the topic of basic depression treatment.
*We do hope you enjoy this podcast but please remember that the advice here is of a general nature and is not intended as specific advice about a given patient. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the doctor, not PodMD.
If you do have a patient on whom you require specific advice, then please seek advice from a colleague with appropriate expertise in that area.
Jason, thanks for talking with us on PodMD today.
Jason: Thanks for having me.
The topic of today’s discussion is basic depression treatment. Jason, can you give us first give us a brief overview about depression?
How would a patient with Depression typically present?
What are the risks/efficacy of the condition?
What are the treatment options?
Have there been any developments in treatment in the last years or are there any in trials or development now?
Are there any warning signs a GP or their patient can look out for?
What is the likelihood of recurrence of the condition?
When should a GP refer?
What role does the GP play in the treatment of the condition?
Thank you for your time here today in the PodMD studio. To sum up for us, could you please identify the three key take home messages from today’s podcast on basic depression treatment
Thanks for your time and the insights you’ve provided.
Jason: Thank you