Effective May 22, 2021 Dr. Robert Pollack will be leaving Psychiatric Associates of Southwest Florida at 6804 Porto Fino Circle, Fort Myers, 33912. He will continue to care for patients specializing in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Theta Burst Stimulation, Ketamine infusions and related Wellness treatments. All care will be provided by Dr. Pollack at POMILA Health and Wellness LLC located at 6804 […]
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Repeated intravenous infusions of ketamine provide rapid relief for patients with posttraumatic stress disorder, new research suggests. In what investigators are calling the first randomized controlled trial of repeated ketamine administration for chronic PTSD, 30 patients received six infusions of ketamine or midazolam (used as a psychoactive placebo) over 2 consecutive weeks. Between baseline and week 2, those receiving ketamine […]
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Repeated ketamine infusions may lead to rapid symptom improvement in people with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suggests a study in AJP in Advance. Participants who received six ketamine infusions over a two-week period experienced greater drops in PTSD symptoms and comorbid depressive symptoms compared with participants who received the sedative midazolam. The findings are “an important next […]