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THE MAIN THREE NETWORKS OF THE BRAIN:

  SN (salience network):  the network focused on here DMN (default mode network) –self-referential;  it is activated during social reasoning, such as when we think about our own and/or others’ minds. signals from AI influence DMN; CEN (central executive network) – key nodes in PPC (posterior parietal cortex); maintenance and manipulation of information and decision-making ; OTHER [...]

By |2019-04-04T20:55:56+00:00April 4th, 2019|psychiatrist|0 Comments

4 IMPORTANT RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN MEDICINE In Depression Treatment

If you are skeptical, google them.  Google Scholar is usually best. When I have time, I will add references.  The lithium and the vitamin D are probably more important than the multivitamin. VERY LOW DOSE LITHIUM ALMOST CERTAINLY REDUCES THE RISK OF ALZHEIMER’S-- and prevents cognitive decline. Even 5 mg once a week is probably [...]

By |2019-04-04T20:54:24+00:00April 4th, 2019|medication|0 Comments

2019 Depression Treatments What Works? Video +

In this informative video, I will discuss the major treatment options for depression in 2019. 2019 Depression Treatments What Works? Robert D. McMullen, MD Psychiatrist   In this informative video, I will discuss the major treatment options for depression in 2019. BEHAVIORAL EFFECTS ON DEPRESSION Make [...]

By |2019-03-13T03:59:17+00:00March 13th, 2019|depression, Video|0 Comments

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Treatment & Medications

In this video I discuss what is GAD and how you know if you or a loved one is suffering from it.  Watch this informative video to find out more information about GAD and learn more about GAD's symptoms which are mostly associated with excessive feelings of worry. The most common symptom for [...]

By |2019-03-05T17:49:50+00:00March 5th, 2019|Anxiety, blog, Video|0 Comments

Does TMS Cause Insomnia?

In this video, I discuss the correlation between TMS and insomnia. When patients begin a new treatment or therapy they may be concerned with any side effects that may come along with it.  An underlying concern may be that undergoing TMS treatments it will cause them to have insomnia. Let’s begin by quickly [...]

By |2019-03-05T17:42:33+00:00March 5th, 2019|TMS, treatment|0 Comments

Thyroid Hormone Treatment For Depression

New Depression Treatment - Thyroid Hormone Treatment For Depression Thanks for tuning in to my video.  I am a psychiatrist in New York City and I specialize in TMS treatment and psychopharmacology (the scientific study of the effects of drugs on the mind and behavior). My focus is on the physical interventions that [...]

By |2019-03-05T17:04:03+00:00March 5th, 2019|depression, treatment, Video|0 Comments

A FEW IMPORTANT RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN MEDICINE and psychiatry.

If you are skeptical, google them.  Google Scholar is usually best. When I have time, I will add references. Very low dose lithium almost certainly reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s-- and prevents cognitive decline. Even 5 mg once a week is probably of benefit, though I would advocate 5 mg per day or 150 mg [...]

By |2019-03-05T16:40:40+00:00September 3rd, 2018|medication, psychiatrist|0 Comments

MISCELLANEOUS INSTRUCTIONS ON VITAMIN D3 DOSE

MISCELLANEOUS INSTRUCTIONS ON VITAMIN D3 DOSE—this is a steroid hormone mistakenly named a “vitamin” in ~1922. [Take heed:  Avoid vitamin D2, which is available by prescription only,  as 50,000 I.U. gel capsules, to be taken once a week. D2 is from plants, is less potent and has a shorter ½ life. It was grandfathered in [...]

By |2019-03-05T16:40:40+00:00September 3rd, 2018|medication|0 Comments

Best books on treating bipolar depression

These are the two best books on treating bipolar depression that I have run across.  If anyone has others, let me know. The James Phelps book—2016-- concerns Atypical Depression/ bipolar spectrum/ Bipolar II Disorder. On Amazon The Robert Post book—2008-- is about quite a different problem:   Bipolar I Disorder—treatment resistant cycling and treatment resistant depression.  [...]

By |2019-03-05T16:40:40+00:00September 3rd, 2018|bipolar|0 Comments
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