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Why the HHS conscience-rights rule was blocked in court

Why the HHS conscience-rights rule was blocked in court

Tanya Albert Henry – Contributing News Writer American Medical Association In a win for physicians and their patients, a federal court blocked a Trump Administration-backed conscience rights rule the AMA and other medical associations opposed in an amicus brief because the change would “radically disrupt medical care and endanger the health and lives of patients.” […]

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Robert Pollack, ABPN, LFAPA, a Psychiatrist with Psychiatric Associates of Southwest Florida

Robert Pollack, ABPN, LFAPA, a Psychiatrist with Psychiatric Associates of Southwest Florida

Get to know Psychiatrist Dr. Robert Pollack, who serves patients in Fort Myers, Florida.  Dr. Pollack is a Florida-licensed, board-certified psychiatrist who has been in practice since 1977. He is the CEO of Psychiatric Associates of Southwest Florida (PASWFL) in Fort Myers, Florida. PASWFL was founded on the principle of providing the highest caliber of […]

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FDA Warns of Potential Harm From CBD Products

FDA Warns of Potential Harm From CBD Products

Agency says it has seen limited data on effects of cannabis derivative; risk of liver injury is cited. By Inti Pacheco Updated Nov. 27, 2019 2:16 pm ET The Food and Drug Administration said this week that it can’t vouch for the safety of food and other products containing CBD, because of limited information about […]

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Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) using different TMS instruments for major depressive disorder at a suburban tertiary clinic

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) using different TMS instruments for major depressive disorder at a suburban tertiary clinic

Summary: A clinic named Awakenings KC Clinical Neuroscience Institute (CNI) did a comparative study with Magventure and Neurostar. Both sets of patients improved but the consensus was: “Our findings suggest that treatment outcomes may vary based upon the TMS instrument utilized (MagVenture vs NeuroStar) and further identified subgroups that may be more responsive to the […]

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Cannabidiol Products Are Everywhere, but Should People Be Using Them?

Cannabidiol Products Are Everywhere, but Should People Be Using Them?

General internist Brent Bauer, MD, sees patients at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, one of the most esteemed medical centers in the world. And yet, some of his patients have sought relief from a variety of ills with ubiquitous, unregulated products they can pick up at 7/Eleven or order online (although not from Amazon, whose selling guidelines prohibit them). The […]

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TMS and Insomnia

TMS and Insomnia

Source: Clinical TMS Society By Debra J. Stultz, MD Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is now being studied for many disorders and various symptoms and has advanced into the treatment of sleep disorders and multiple disorders associated with insomnia, such as Restless Leg Syndrome, Parkinson’s, Chronic Pain, Anxiety, and Substance Abuse.  As many of our treatment resistant, […]

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Psychiatric Associates of Southwest Florida (PASWFL) Uses the FDA Recommended Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for All Our Ketamine Treatments

Psychiatric Associates of Southwest Florida (PASWFL) Uses the FDA Recommended Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for All Our Ketamine Treatments

Robert Pollack MD – CEO and head psychiatrist at PASWFL, is a certified Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy provider. The REMS program that Dr. Pollack is certified in was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). You can read more about the particular parameters that must be met for the safe administration of esketamine […]

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Cannabinoids for the treatment of mental disorders and symptoms of mental disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Cannabinoids for the treatment of mental disorders and symptoms of mental disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Summary Background Medicinal cannabinoids, including medicinal cannabis and pharmaceutical cannabinoids and their synthetic derivatives, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), have been suggested to have a therapeutic role in certain mental disorders. We analysed the available evidence to ascertain the effectiveness and safety of all types of medicinal cannabinoids in treating symptoms of various […]