Brain Stimulation Therapy

The Brain Stimulation team at the MUSC Institute of Psychiatry are experts in identifying and managing hard-to-treat mental health conditions. Call now for an appointment.

Call: 843-792-5716
Dr. Short, Dr. Kalivas & Dr. George

Brain Stimulation Therapy: Psychiatry Services

What Are Symptoms of Treatment-Resistant Mental Health Conditions?

While symptoms vary based on your specific diagnosis and unique characteristics, common signs of a treatment-resistant mental health condition include symptoms that:

  • Continue despite treatment.
  • Return after treatment worked for a period time.
  • Prevent you from daily life functions like eating, bathing, working, studying, and socializing
  • Frighten or disturb you, like seeing or hearing things that are not there.
  • Include thoughts of harming yourself or others.

If you notice any of these signs, please make an appointment to talk to a mental health professional.

References

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