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Could a vitamin make antidepressants work better?

• THE WALL STREET JOURNAL • HEALTH JOURNAL • JANUARY 3, 2012 Giving Antidepressants a Boost With a Vitamin Deplin, a Prescription Form of Folate, Is Increasingly Used for Patients With Resistant Cases of Depression • By MELINDA BECK That's the tantalizing premise behind Deplin, a prescription form of the B-vitamin folate. Although it has [...]

Calciferol (“Vitamin D”) INFORMATION SHEET FOR DOCTORS

Calciferol (“Vitamin D”) INFORMATION SHEET FOR DOCTORS Robert D. McMullen, MD 212 362 9635   Take Vitamin D 50K I.U. 4 pills every Rosh Chodesh; If you cannot remember if you took it, take it again. Toxicity is only if you take ≥ 30 pills per month for a few months. 50,000 I.U. pills are [...]

5NAC Summery and Abstract

  NAC (N acetyl cysteine)-also apparently lowers triglycerides but I don’t know the dose; NAC helps diabetes [adding taurine to NAC accentuates the benefit of NAC] NOTE: Michael Berk, MD did 2 studies with NAC. For depression it no doubt took 5 months to have dramatic benefit because over 90% is metabolized by the liver. [...]

Information on Fish oil

  Omegavia—has only EPA in it –780mg/pill; 2-3 pills may be enough for depression—even 1 or 2. DHA has no antidepressant effect. Ordinary fish oil pills have both EPA than DHA. There is also another brand with only EPA. SOME TIME, PICK A WEEK, AND FOR THAT ONE WEEK INCREASE THE FISH OIL DRAMATICALLY TO [...]

MEDICATION FOR BIPOLAR DEPRESSION

TREATING BIPOLAR DEPRESSION:   updated 5/26/2016 Depression that occurs in someone who is bipolar is more complicated to treat than unipolar depression.    Optimal treatment often requires several medications—even 5 or 6 or more.  Rarely will one medication suffice.   Antidepressants should be avoided if at all possible:  they may initially help, but then the person is having [...]

By |2019-03-05T16:40:56+00:00June 26th, 2016|bipolar, medication, TMS|1 Comment

9 TMS bipolar case series WITHOUT names or letters

Case # 1: (9/16/11):  46 y.o.  single male with Bipolar I Disorder who was successfully treated with left  dlPFC excitatory  treatment.    He had been treated for 10 years by one author (-RDM).   He was in a severe TRD (treatment resistant depression) for 6 months, and could not work   He on :    Divalproate 1500 lithium 600 [...]

By |2019-03-05T16:40:57+00:00June 26th, 2016|bipolar, Case Study, depression, medication|3 Comments

TREATING BIPOLAR DEPRESSION: updated 5/26/2016

Depression that occurs in someone who is bipolar is more complicated to treat than unipolar depression.    Optimal treatment often requires several medications—even 5 or 6 or more.  Rarely will one medication suffice.   Antidepressants should be avoided if at all possible:  they may initially help, but then the person is having more depressions than ever for [...]

By |2019-03-05T16:40:58+00:00May 27th, 2016|bipolar, depression, Research, treatment|1 Comment

US Navy buys TMS

US Navy buys Israeli ‘brain zapper’ to treat vets Brainsway’s Deep TMS therapy system helps treat PTSD, bipolar, depression and other conditions The US Navy will be using an Israeli-developed transcranial magnetic stimulation system to treat patients with a range of psychological conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), stress, major depressive disorder, and others. The [...]

By |2015-11-06T01:57:15+00:00October 15th, 2015|bipolar, depression, News, Press, TMS|0 Comments
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