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Robert Pollack

About Robert Pollack

Board Certified Psychiatrist in practice over 42 years. Currently focused on Genomic Assessments as part of our treatment assessments and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy along with general adult psychiatry. Currently serve on adjunct faculties of UCF, FSU, USF and Uof F. We currently accept most Insurances.

Doctors Say ‘Club Drug’ Ketamine Rescues Suicidal Patients

“Special K,” a psychedelic drug popular in dance clubs, is being used to treat severe depression when nothing else works.


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March 27, 2017
Robert Pollack

About Robert Pollack

Board Certified Psychiatrist in practice over 42 years. Currently focused on Genomic Assessments as part of our treatment assessments and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy along with general adult psychiatry. Currently serve on adjunct faculties of UCF, FSU, USF and Uof F. We currently accept most Insurances.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Drug-free Treatment for Depression

POSTED:MAR 13 2017 09:26AM MST

UPDATED:MAR 13 2017 09:30AM MST

“TMS is transcranial magnetic stimulation, so it’s a pulse magnetic field that we are able to localize in a particular area of the brain in order to stimulate the nerves within the brain and we can actually inhibit some of the nerves in the brain,” he said.

Dr. Friday says the difference between pills and TMS is that TMS causes the nerves in the brain to fire as opposed to manipulating them with chemicals.

“What we found in patients with depression is the activity in their brain is low there are areas in the brain that activity are very low so the nerves are not firing activity.”

“I think I’ve tried everything out there, but there’s side effects or it didn’t help,” said Andrew Rangel.

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March 27, 2017
Robert Pollack

About Robert Pollack

Board Certified Psychiatrist in practice over 42 years. Currently focused on Genomic Assessments as part of our treatment assessments and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy along with general adult psychiatry. Currently serve on adjunct faculties of UCF, FSU, USF and Uof F. We currently accept most Insurances.

Why and How Does Ketamine Work When Other Antidepressants Don’t?

Ketamine the Next-Gen Treatment

“There are key questions right now concerning both the scientific understanding of ketamine and the potential future use of ketamine or ketamine-like drugs for depression,” Dr Murrough told Medscape Medical News.

One question is how ketamine triggers an antidepressant response within 1 day, whereas conventional antidepressants require 2 weeks or longer to take effect. “What is the biological basis of ketamine’s antidepressant mechanism of action?” he asked.

It also remains a mystery why ketamine is successful in treating symptoms of depression in patients who have not responded to conventional treatments. “What can ketamine do in the brain that is relevant to the treatment of depression, that current antidepressant drugs do not do?” asked Dr Murrough.

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March 21, 2017
Robert Pollack

About Robert Pollack

Board Certified Psychiatrist in practice over 42 years. Currently focused on Genomic Assessments as part of our treatment assessments and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy along with general adult psychiatry. Currently serve on adjunct faculties of UCF, FSU, USF and Uof F. We currently accept most Insurances.