Local psychiatrist offers innovative approach to treatment-resistant depression – BayNet

Dr. Venera R. Miller (Image Credit: CIPM LLC)

HUNTINGTOWN, Md. – Dr. Venera R. Miller, MD, FAPA, FASAM, is a Dual Board Certified Physician specializing in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington DC and is a Johns Hopkins Medicine Fellow. Dr. Miller is licensed in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC.

Dr. Miller directs the Center for Integrative Psychosomatic Medicine (CIPM LLC) located at 2425 Solomons Island Road, Unit 1B, Huntingtown, MD. CIPM helps patients with Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenic Disorder, Eating Disorders, Schizophrenia, Dementia, Post-Stress Disorder injury, etc

Dr. Miller, who has been practicing as a psychiatrist since 2006, has extensive training in the medical field. She graduated from Bashkir State Medical University, Ufa, Russian Federation with “Diploma with Distinction” as a Medical Doctor in 1997. She completed the Internship and Residency Program in Internal Medicine and received the Board of Certification in Internal Medicine in the Russian Federation.

Local psychiatrist offers innovative approach to treatment-resistant depression
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She continued her medical training in the United States and graduated from the Psychiatric Residency Training Program at St. Elizabeths, Washington DC in 2006, where she was nominated as Chief Resident.

Dr. Miller also completed the Electroconvulsive Therapy Program at Duke University, completed a Fellowship at the Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, underwent training in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation at Sibley Memorial Hospital and worked private psychiatrist.

Dr. Venera Miller is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and board certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

As a founder and medical doctor with extensive medical knowledge in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine, I have observed in practice the connection between medical and psychiatric symptoms one regularly, Dr. Miller told The BayNet. Those findings guided me to look at patient frailty from a different perspective and to view illness as a complex problem that requires integrated collaboration from different fields of medicine, as well as alternative approaches, to achieve better recovery outcomes at all levels of function including biology. , physiological, mental, psychological, social and others.

Local psychiatrist offers innovative approach to treatment-resistant depression
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Dr. Miller and CIPM are now offering a new and improved treatment with SPRAVATO (esketamine). SPRAVATO (esketamine), a nasal spray, is an FDA-approved treatment for treatment-resistant depression. This is a very promising treatment for people with moderate to severe depression for many years who have previously tried traditional psychotropic medications ineffectively.

SPRAVATO (esketamine) works very differently from traditional antidepressants. As an NMDA (N-methyl D-aspartate) glutamate receptor antagonist, it increases glutamate levels in the brain, helping to reduce symptoms of depression and enhance memory and learning function of the brain. Research shows that under chronic stress, connections between neurons (brain cells) decrease. Esketamine works to restore those connections through its growth-promoting effects as well as preventing the neurotoxic effects of depression.

We are an officially REMS certified Spravato Clinic,” Dr. Miller explains.

CIPM is also providing treatments for opiate and alcohol addiction. The clinic has been providing successful treatment of opioid dependence with Suboxone and similar products since 2008. In addition to current treatment with daily medication Buprenorphine / Naloxone such as Buprenorphine/Naloxone, Suboxone and Zubsolv, they also offer monthly injections of Sublocade, Brixadi, and Vivitrol.

Local psychiatrist offers innovative approach to treatment-resistant depression
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Mental Health and Substance Abuse are associated with stigma and discomfort when being acknowledged and treated. It’s not easy to accept that you have a mental illness or a substance abuse problem, Dr. Miller explains, but it’s much harder to manage mental or addictive symptoms on your own. Many individuals have tried to hide symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood swings, psychosis, attention/concentration problems, and substance abuse for years by struggling with daily activities, affecting their personal and professional lives, and unintentionally depriving themselves of a normal life because of discrimination. At our clinic, we understand the sensitivity of this topic and that is why we are trying to minimize the discomfort and insecurity when seeking psychiatric care or help with withdrawal. addiction.

In other cases, individuals were prescribed various psychotropic medications to treat a diagnosed psychiatric or substance abuse condition, but they did not experience relief or their condition became worse. worse than. Frustration with previous treatment may cause people to no longer pursue psychiatric treatment, or they may turn to substance abuse to self-medicate. Unfortunately, throughout the years we have seen many cases of misdiagnosis and inappropriate prescription of psychotropic medications, which not only prevent people from getting help but also make the condition worse. their symptoms become more severe with significant negative effects on their daily lives. That’s why we will provide a thorough psychiatric evaluation and will recommend an individualized treatment plan. Each individual cannot be treated with the same treatments and each treatment plan must be carefully crafted based on diagnosis, previous responses, personality, comorbid medical or psychiatric conditions, history of addiction, side effects, and other factors. We are offering a variety of treatment options from the traditional to the most innovative and cutting edge! Our goal is to address your concerns with personalized care and individualized treatments. We have the time, knowledge and experience to help with your mental health needs and addiction struggles so you can enjoy your life again!

If you would like to learn more about Dr. Venera Millers’ services, call the office at 410-535-6520. You can also visit her website by clicking here. You can also email her at dr.veneramiller@cipmexam.org.

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