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May 6, 2020

Update to COVID-19 precautions and operations (May 2020)

Valued patients – We continue to work diligently to ensure that SeattleNTC remains a safe place to receive essential healthcare. As public health recommendations continue to evolve, particularly for medical settings, please note the following additional policies: All staff and patients must wear a mask while in the clinic, in order to reduce the likelihood of spread of the novel coronavirus. If you do not have a mask of your own, we can provide one for you to reuse during your visits to our clinic. In order to continue to minimize the number of people who need to be on-site at […]
March 25, 2020

Updated COVID-19 Precautions (March 2020)

As recommendations regarding the novel coronavirus have updated, we have made the following changes to our policies: 1) The novel coronavirus can produce GI symptoms, such as diarrhea, and at times this may be the only symptom patients experience. As such, if you have ANY symptoms, staff and patients are being asked to please stay home. 2) We ask that patients wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap and water before entering the clinic. 3) Based upon updated guidance, all staff and patients should be asymptomatic for 72 hours prior to returning to work/treatment. Please continue to ask for clarification if you […]
March 12, 2020

Information about SeattleNTC clinic operations and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS In order to ensure that we continue to be a safe place to receive care, we are taking the following precautions to protect you against COVID-19/coronavirus, as recommended by the CDC, and continue to monitor updates from the University of Washington, Swedish Medical Centers, the CDC, and Department of Health: –       Any patients or staff with cough or fever or any other symptoms, are being asked to stay home until they are symptom-free for at least 72 hours. We are NOT enforcing late cancellation fees for illness-related cancellations. Patients with symptoms may still have telehealth visits (see below). Please ask our staff for […]
November 8, 2017

Introducing: Dr. Jesse Adams and New Saturday Clinics

“I chose University of Washington  and Seattle Children’s Hospital not just due to their sterling clinical reputation, but because this is my home and my community, and I wanted to practice here.” A Seattle-area native, Dr. Jesse Adams grew up in University Place and Port Orchard, attending the University of Washington for undergraduate and medical school. He completed his adult psychiatry training at San Mateo County in California and his Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Neurology fellowship at Stanford University. After spending five years in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Adams found his way back home to the Pacific Northwest for […]
November 4, 2016

Myths and Mental Illness: Week 4

The following guest article from Swedish Health Services/Providence Health & Services is the fourth in a series debunking myths about mental illness that will be featured here on the SeattleNTC blog. Myth #4: Children are too young to develop mental illness From inconsolable preschoolers to moody teenagers, how do you know if it’s just a phase or a symptom of mental illness? “The difficult thing for parents is identifying what is a normal part of growing up, and what needs intervention,” said Dr. Joyce Gilbert, medical director of the Sexual Assault Clinic and Child Maltreatment Center at Providence St. Peter […]
October 28, 2016

Myths and Mental Illness: Week 3

The following guest article from Swedish Health Services/Providence Health & Services is the third in a series debunking myths about mental illness that will be featured here on the SeattleNTC blog. Myth #3: Mental illness often leads to violent and dangerous behavior When news of a shocking incident such as a mass shooting first reaches us on TV, it’s likely that we’ll hear the words “mental illness” as the media speculates why it happened. But less than five percent of violence in the United States is caused by people with mental illnesses. The truth is, a mentally ill person is […]
October 19, 2016

Myths and Mental Illness: Week 2

The following guest article from Swedish Health Services/Providence Health & Services is the second in a series debunking myths about mental illness that will be featured here on the SeattleNTC blog. Myth #2: You can just “snap out of it” We wouldn’t expect a person with a broken leg or diabetes to just” snap out of it,” and in the same way we shouldn’t expect a person to think their way out of a mental illness. “This misunderstanding is harmful because it creates unreasonable expectations and unnecessary suffering for people who have mental illness,” said Robin Henderson, PsyD, chief executive […]
October 7, 2016

Myths and Mental Illness: Week 1

The following guest article from Swedish Health Services/Providence Health & Services is the first in a series debunking myths about mental illness that will be featured here on the SeattleNTC blog.  Myth #1: Mental illness only affects certain types of people Each year, almost 1 in 5 Americans experience mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. More than half won’t be treated due to stigma, lack of access to services or lack of knowledge about help that is available. As part of our commitment to improving the lives of people with mental illness, we’re launching a series […]
September 13, 2016

When Symptoms Return

By Joshua Bess, M.D. Patients who have been treated for depression with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) or Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) can sometimes go the rest of their lives without needing to undergo additional TMS or ECT treatment. But these patients are the exception, not the rule. Most patients who have undergone acute treatment with TMS or ECT will experience a return of symptoms at some point. It may be a year after treatment, or it may be longer. Each person is different. But relapse at some point is more likely than not. Therefore, it’s important for all patients who undergo […]