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An Unexpected New Diagnosis in Older Adults: ADHD

An Unexpected New Diagnosis in Older Adults: ADHD

For years, ADHD has been considered a disorder of kids and younger adults. Now, doctors are realizing older people have it too—and it’s sometimes mistaken for dementia. Many seniors get diagnosed with conditions like dementia or heart disease. Not Timothy McMichael. At the age of 60, he was diagnosed with a condition most often associated […]

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Less is More.

Less is More.

February 1, 2020 By Robert W. Pollack, M.D. CEO The APA (American Psychiatric Association) says that depression is a serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think, and how you act. Since many medical illnesses and medications can mimic depression, it is mandatory that depression should be diagnosed and treated […]

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Stopping the scourge of social media misinformation on vaccines

Stopping the scourge of social media misinformation on vaccines

It is common that patient searches for information and products related to the word “vaccine” yield top results pointing to harmfully inaccurate information about immunization safety. This place of prominence given to medical disinformation is deeply troubling to America’s physicians, especially amid alarming new reports regarding measles, tetanus and other vaccine-preventable conditions.   The AMA sent a letter to […]

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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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AMA: Do Not Use Electronic Cigarettes

AMA: Do Not Use Electronic Cigarettes

HealthDay News – Americans should not use electronic cigarettes while health officials investigate cases of severe lung illness that may be linked to the devices, according to a statement issued by Patrice A. Harris, MD, president of the American Medical Association. “In light of increasing reports of e-cigarette-associated lung illnesses across the country, the AMA […]

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Unlocking the Mysteries of the Glutamate System

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Glutamate System

Ketamine, Similar Compounds Emerging as Mood Disorder Treatments Sanjay J. Mathew, MD, vice chair for research at Baylor College of Medicine and staff physician at the Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas, has long been interested in the brain’s glutamate system and how it could be manipulated with substances such as ketamine to […]

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Celebrating a Beautiful Life One Brush Stroke at a Time.

Celebrating a Beautiful Life One Brush Stroke at a Time.

The colorful painting of a bass player that hangs in the office of Robert Pollack, MD, is typical of Cori Scheft’s work. It’s a vivid and vibrant collage of brightly dyed newspaper clippings, fabrics and strips of sheet music that believe one simple fact: Cori has been suffering from a Brain Disease know as Depression. […]