Dr. Anita Khanna
My name is Dr. Anita Khanna. I have been practicing psychiatry in Denver for 22years. I received my medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. I was raised in the Chicagoland area and attended Northwestern University for my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering. I came to Denver for my Adult, and Child and Adolescent, psychiatry residency trainings at the The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. I am passionate about my work and feel fortunate to practice during a time where there are so many medical advances in our field. We are also much more sophisticated about diagnosis and treatment. My specialties are mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and trauma in both men and women across the life span. In addition to assessing clients for medication, I also practice psychotherapy in those clients who need a more holistic approach to treat their psychological conditions.
Over the years, the advances we’ve seen in psychiatry include the development of genetic testing, the advent of new psychiatric medications, and evidence-based research proving the effectiveness of psychotherapy. Although we have these tools, patients can be both biologically and psychologically complicated. Depending on their personal and genetic history, multiple treatment strategies my be tried, but without full remission of symptoms. Also simultaneously, patients may experience unwanted side effects, which leads to frustration and sometimes non-compliance with treatment. For some patients, there still is a large gap in being able to treat effectively and efficiently.
As a result, I am very encouraged and excited to be a part of the Neurostar TMS team and introduce TMS as another treatment option for my patients. The growing research shows TMS to be highly effective at treating treatment-resistant depression with minimal side effects. Patients can return to normal daily activities after a treatment, and they may feel better within a few weeks of initiating treatment. Also, I’m excited about the future of TMS as a treatment for other psychological conditions..
“Growing support from controlled trials, systematic review, meta-analyses, outcome studies, and professional guidelines indicate that TMS has an increasingly important role in clinical practice.” -Journal of Current Psychiatry (June, 2016)