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Will Intranasal Ketamine Spray Help Me With My Treatment-Resistant Depression?

Posted on July 1, 2021

Will Intranasal Ketamine Spray Help Me With My Treatment-Resistant Depression? What is Intranasal Ketamine? Here at Life Change Associates we see many patients that are still struggling with Major Depression Disorder and it’s debilitating symptoms. We offer an array of options including TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) and intranasal (inhaled spray) ketamine. A type of ketamine, […]

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Provider Spotlight: Stephanie Clark, Nurse Practitioner

Posted on April 25, 2021

Provider Spotlight: Stephanie Clark, Nurse Practitioner We are featuring our outstanding nurse practitioner, Stephanie Clark. Stephanie has been working in the mental health field for more than 10 years. She has worked in multiple settings such as out-patient and in-patient. Stephanie obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Idaho State University in 2006. She continued […]

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Bipolar Disorder: Signs And Symptoms

Posted on April 16, 2021

“Even though bipolar disorder is a life-long illness…. [our professionals] assist individuals to gain better control of their mood swings, and other bipolar-related symptoms, in order to assist each individual to lead a healthy and productive life”. Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is disorder of the brain that causes unusual patterns and shifts in the following […]

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A Quick Guide to TMS Therapy

Posted on March 26, 2021

Life Change Associates is a physician and psychiatrist led practice in Southeast Idaho providing expert medical care in approved novel treatments for mental health disorders. As such, Dr. Ravsten is excited to offer a highly effective, non-medication therapy for treatment resistant major depressive disorder. This treatment is called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS Therapy. rTMS […]

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Major Depressive Disorder: A Serious Illness

Posted on March 12, 2021

Major Depressive Disorder Major depressive disorder is a serious illness that is commonly talked about but is often very misunderstood. A lot of the the time it is described as having, “the blues”. Major depressive disorder, however, varies greatly from “the blues” as it is a serious illness that can cause a person to feel […]

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ADHD Diagnosis in Children: What Parents Need To Know

Posted on February 27, 2021

ADHD or, attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder, is a common mental health disorder in children (Black, D.W., Borenstein, J, Frank, E., Hales, R.E., Kupfer, D.R., Schultz, S.K., 2015). The main aspects of this disorder include inattention, or a person’s inability to keep focused, excess or hyperactive movement that is not suitable for the situation, and impulsivity or impulsive […]

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Healing Your Depression: All You Need To Know About Getting TMS Therapy

Posted on February 12, 2021

Dr. Ravsten is now offering Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a safe and well tolerated, novel treatment to combat treatment-resistant major depression and heal depression at it’s source.  How TMS Treats Depression Depression is a serious mental health disorder whose symptoms can become severe enough to interfere with day-to-day activities like school, work, social activities or […]

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Posted on February 7, 2021

Overview In everyday life it is normal to have occasional anxiety. This type of temporary and occasional worry may be associated with a new challenge at work, making an important decision, or before taking an exam. There are, however, some anxiety disorders that go beyond a worry or anxiety. Generalized anxiety disorder is a disorder […]

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Provider Spotlight: Dr. Deric Ravsten

Posted on February 2, 2021

Deric Ravsten, DO, FAPA Dr. Ravsten is a native of Southeast Idaho. He received his undergraduate degree from Idaho State University and attended medical school at Des Moines University (formerly UOMHS) in Iowa. He completed his internship and Psychiatry Residency at the University of Utah. Dr. Ravsten is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and proprietor of […]

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Depression & Your Brain: How TMS Therapy Can Help

Posted on January 22, 2021

The Brain Let’s talk a little about depression and our brain. Our brain is the most important organ in our bodies. It allows us to move, think, feel and is the very essence of who we are as individuals. Our brain development starts just days after conception and by the time we are six, the […]

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