Neuropsychiatry and addiction
Neuropsychiatry practice is at its finest at Casa Privée, led by Professor Dr. Bankole Johnson, one of the leading neuropsychiatrists in the world. Prof.Dr. Bankole Johnson is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in England, the recipient of numerous national scientific awards, over 100 patents in brain sciences, and the author of over 400 scientific articles and six books. Uniquely, Prof Dr. Johnson was trained not only in Adult Psychiatry but also in Child Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry.
The Medical Center provides innovative treatment for a comprehensive list of neuropsychiatric disorders with or without complicating neurological disorders across the life span. Prof Dr. Bankole Johnson’s treatments combine the fields of pharmacology, neurology, molecular genetics, and the fusion of seldom found facilities in Miami of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), and a Theta Chamber (TC). Some notable treatment modalities include:
– Depression treatment with TMS, HBOT, and Ketamine- Bipolar Disorder treatment with neuropharmacological agents, TMS, ketamine
– Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders using combinative therapies- Anxiety disorders with or without depression using our innovative TC
-Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with TMS and our TC- Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease combining traditional pharmacotherapy, regenerative medicine products, and HBOT
– Chronic Pain with or without depression using the TC and Neurostimulation
-Traumatic Brain injury and its complications and combining multiple innovative technologies with HBOT and regenerative medicine products
New modalities of cognitive enhancement and restructuring with innovative technologies are used to treat:
– Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
– Conduct Disorder- Anxiety and Adjustment Disorders
– Neurodevelopmental Disorders
– Asperger’s Syndrome
Finally, Prof Dr. Bankole Johnson is a humanist, who has developed the practice of understanding the client first and foremost, and working not only with innovative technologies but on a level of complete emotional and intellectual comprehension of the client’s needs to ensure the very best results over the life span.
Professor Dr. Bankole Johnson has been described as one of the world’s leading experts in Addiction who has revolutionized the treatment of addiction. Professor Dr. Bankole Johnson is a national award-winning neuropsychiatrist, well esteemed in the Addiction Field, and his textbook, Addiction Medicine, Published by Elsevier in 2019, is a standard of excellence in the field. Professor Dr. Bankole Johnson has chaired many committees to direct the treatment of Addiction both on a state and national level, as well as internationally. Professor Dr. Bankole Johnson was featured in the HBO series Addiction, which won 2 Emmy Awards, and has been a medical expert for major networks including CNN, and Fox Business news.
A unique aspect of Professor Dr. Bankole Johnson’s treatment approach is that it fuses prevailing treatments with new and innovative techniques in molecular genetics, neuropsychopharmacology, neurostimulation, hyperbaric oxygen treatment, and regenerative medicine. Professor Dr. Bankole Johnson treats all age groups from children to the elderly.
Seven-day Addiction treatment program. To kickstart you rapidly on the road to recovery, Casa Privée offers a 7-day residential program of intense modern and revolutionary treatments whilst being a supervised guest at the 5-star AKA Hotel.
Casa Privée offers treatment for all pharmacological and behavioral addictions and especially addictions to:
– Sedatives and Tranquilizers
Finally, Prof Dr. Bankole Johnson’s treatment approach focuses on the individual needs of each and every client, getting to know him or her on an intellectual and emotional level, and helping to shape future life aspirations and goals.
(Professor Doctor Bankole Johnson, owner and CEO of Casa Privee, a premier luxury concierge medical center in Miami, Florida, presented in Graz, Austria at the European Society for Biological Research on Alcoholism on September 1, 2023.
Professor Johnson’s presentation announced the world’s first positive Phase 3 regulatory trial on the Pharmacogenetics Treatment of Alcoholism, which is the zenith of his work that stemmed from his doctoral thesis at Oxford University years ago.)
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November 12, 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Here at Casa Privée we have chosen to work with NeuroStar TMS Therapy Technology. This technology is indicated for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in adult patients who have failed to receive satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressant medications in the past.
This Technology uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to target key areas of the brain that are underactive in people with depression. TMS is a non-invasive brain stimulation treatment for patients with psychiatric or neurological disorders whose symptoms have not improved with routine care. TMS can be used to treat treatment-resistant depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), migraine headaches, smoking addiction and other disorders
TREATMENT SESSIONS: During a NeuroStar treatment session, a magnet similar in strength to that used in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine is used to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain thought to control mood. These magnetic pulses may have a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitter levels, making long-term remission possible.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
• You’ll recline comfortably in the treatment chair.
• A small, curved magnetic coil will be positioned lightly on your head.
• You will remain awake during the entire treatment.
• Focused magnetic stimulation is directed to the target areas of the brain.
• You’ll hear a clicking sound and feel a tapping sensation on your head.
• You can resume normal activities immediately.
• Because there are no effects on alertness or memory, you can drive yourself to and from treatment sessions In-office treatments last about 20 minutes and are administered 5 days a week for approximately 4-6 weeks. You and your Privée Doctor will decide the course of treatment that is best for you.
TMS is safe and easy to tolerate. Because it is not a depression drug, TMS Therapy does not have the same side effects that are associated with traditional antidepressant medications. More than 3 million treatments have been performed with NeuroStar, further proving its safety and tolerability. Studies have shown that the antidepressant effects of TMS can last months or years after your series of treatments end.
Your Casa Privée health expert will review all of the risks and benefits with you prior to treatment. TMS should not be used with people who have non removable conductive metal or stimulator implants in or near the head or people who have active or inactive implants such as deep brain stimulators, cochlear implants, and vagus nerve stimulators
The ThetaChamber™ is a unique breakthrough in personal development that helps the brain to reduce stress and regain chemical balance. Using subtle and non-invasive modalities such as: vestibular motion, binaural beats, cranial-electrotherapy stimulation, and eye movement desensitization reprogramming (EMDR), the chamber delivers a highly therapeutic effect.
Clients initially feel an enhanced sense of time and space as the chamber begins its spin. The lights, beats, and subtle current serve as sensory stimulation, delivering customized frequencies. Then the person feels deep relaxation, and a stimulation of specific brain activities. Many clients experience profound, moving experiences, allowing them to escape their dark cycle of difficulty at first momentarily, and ultimately for good.
BINAURAL AUDIO BEATS
Designed to bring the brain into a Theta state, subtle pulses or “beats” are created when slightly offset tones are played through headphones. Heinrich Wilhelm Dove discovered this effect in 1839. The effect on brainwaves depends on the difference in frequencies of each tone: for example, if 300 Hz was played in one ear and 310 in the other, then the binaural beat would have a frequency of 10 Hz. The beats synchronize the cerebral hemispheres and help produce the correct conditions for neural pathway re-establishment (also known as “entrainment”). Deep relaxation during treatment is the result
The spinning of the ThetaChamber™ throws off the brain’s natural sense of time and space, all while enhancing the flow of the person’s biomagnetic field. The spinning causes the inner ear to balance and gives off a sense of floating, which relaxes the body
CRANIAL ELECTROTHERAPY STIMULATION (CES)
Is the main modality utilized to curb repetitive, unhealthy habits, such as obsessions and addictions. It may also be effective with mental/emotional instabilities, such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. CES produces a deep relaxation which increases suggestibility and allows new ideas and subconscious thoughts to come to the surface.
VISUAL LIGHT PATTERN STIMULATION
Uses the same customized frequency to synchronize with the binaural beats to create a pattern of light that quickly induces the Theta State, opens the brain to suggestion and entrainment, and promotes specific healing rhythms. Light patterns are computer-generated and calibrated to synchronize with the binaural beats to (1) quickly induce the Theta state, (2) open the brain to suggestion and entrainment, and (3) promote specific healing rhythms. Light and sound sensory stimulation access the brain through the thalamus, which is directly connected to the cortex. Light and sound rhythms and patterns can easily influence cortical activity and can also affect neuronal activity when synchronized correctly. The ThetaChamber™ uses computer technology to precisely generate and synchronize these light and sound patterns together with micro-current signaling (see below) for maximum positive effect
This FDA-cleared treatment uses precisely tuned, subtle electrical impulses to affect the neural networks and neurochemistry of the brain, encouraging normal function. These electric signals are like those produced by the brain itself. As an electro-chemical instrument, the brain constantly both produces and receives a wide variety of signals, from one region of the brain to another, and through the nervous system to all parts of the body. Once the brain has reached the Theta state and is open to suggestion, change and healing, the ThetaChamber™ transmits gentle, natural-like signals to the hypothalamus, in the limbic region of the brain. These signals encourage the hypothalamus to start producing normal, healthy levels of serotonin, dopamine, and other neurotransmitters. Over the course of just a few applications of these signals, the brain is entrained into normal functionality, as new neural pathways are created and the old, neuroplastic or imbalanced ones decay. Through decades of research and testing, doctors have been able to determine the precise frequencies, waveforms, amplitudes, and signal strength needed to treat certain conditions such as anxiety, depression and insomnia, as well as addiction to substances and stimuli such as opiates, barbiturates, alcohol, nicotine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and pornography. Each one requires a different, specific and precise setting for maximum effectiveness.
FACTS ABOUT THETACHAMBER™ TECHNOLOGY
The ThetaChamber™ is designed to administer multiple, powerful treatment applications in a single session. These applications are designed to accomplish three main objectives:
1. Induce a “Theta” brainwave state, opening the brain to suggestion, learning and healing
2. Signal the hypothalamus to return to producing normal levels of serotonin, dopamine, and other neurotransmitters
3. Encourage the brain to create and use new, normal neural pathways (also known as “entrainment”)
These various treatments and applications, known as “modalities,” work together synergistically to provide maximum effectiveness on the brain. Modalities currently available in the ThetaChamber℠ are:
• Binaural Audio Beats (induces Theta state, assists in entrainment)
• Visual pattern light stimulation (induces Theta state, assists in entrainment)
• Vestibular (motion) stimulation (induces Theta state, assists in entrainment)
• Micro-current signaling (signals the hypothalamus to recalibrate brain chemistry)
• Audio relaxation tracks (provides positive affirmations and promotes relaxation)
When all these forms of therapy are combined and synchronized, they elicit a very powerful and pronounced neurological and physiological response. Feelings of well being are almost immediate for many clients, often starting the very first day! Some report deep sleep and vivid dreams for the first time in years.
Brainwaves, also known as neural oscillations, are observed throughout the central nervous system and at all levels which can be measured by electroencephalography (EEG). In general, EEG signals have a broad spectral content (similar to pink noise), but also reveal oscillatory activity in specific frequency bands. The best-known band is “Alpha” activity (8-12 Hz) that can be detected in the brain during relaxed wakefulness. Other frequency bands are “Beta” (13-30 Hz) which corresponds with mental alertness and concentration, “Gamma” (30-70 Hz) which is associated with cognitive processing, “Theta” (4-8 Hz) which is associated with relaxation and near sleep, and “Delta” (1-4 Hz) which occurs during sleep.
OLD VS. NEW TECHNIQUES
Starting in the late 1950’s when it was discovered as a method of pain relief, micro-current stimulation has been administered in many ways, and under many conditions. Early on, a device was developed that administered micro-current signals through the earlobes into the brain. The device was worn by the patient for 23 hours each day, for many weeks, to have the desired effect (such as treatment of heroin addiction, anxiety, depression, or 58 insomnia). Today, with the advent of the ThetaChamber™, treatment can be accomplished much faster and more effectively because it is administered only while the brain is in the Theta state, which is induced and held for 30 minutes per session, two times per day. The result is nearly a full hour of continuous Theta state in each 24- hour period, which is far more than a person typically experiences. In this way, the total elapsed time of treatment is dramatically reduced from 23 hours down to just 2, yet the overall effectiveness of the treatment is increased because it is administered while the brain is most capable of receiving it.
The ThetaChamber™ and its associated treatments are:
• Medically supervised
• Private and discreet
• Comfortable and relaxing
• Often successful when other therapies have failed
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Ketamine infusion therapy is a new and innovative treatment option for mood disorders & chronic pain management.
At Casa Privée, our mission is to provide personalized, high-quality care for patients suffering from significant physical and mental diagnoses. We established individualized goals of treatment and utilize Ketamine infusion therapy to achieve these goals. Patient safety and comfort are our first priorities…followed closely by success in treatment.
Our vision is to bring this life-changing treatment to as many people as possible who need new hope for healing and wellness. We also have a vision of a world where the stigma attached to mental health and chronic pain is alleviated, and we hope to do our part in accomplishing this goal.
If you are suffering from chronic pain or a mood disorder such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD, ketamine infusion therapy may be the right treatment for you. Ketamine infusion therapy has shown great results in treating those with treatment-resistant conditions, including treatment-resistant depression.
Unlike many of the traditional treatment methods that can take weeks or sometimes months to see the effects, many ketamine patients have reported feeling better within several hours of their first infusion session.
SOME CONDITIONS WE TREAT WITH KETAMINE INCLUDE:
• Chronic Pain
• Mood Disorders
• Bipolar Disorder
Schedule an appointment with one of our health care experts who will walk you through all the possible benefits that come with Ketamine Infusion Therapy. We provide a welcoming and comfortable experience for your infusion with easy parking, private treatment rooms and a peaceful environment
We strongly suggest that you book a session with one of our nutritional counselors who will order lab work and make suggestions for putting together a nutritional program that is best for you.
On average, neuropsychiatry treatments can last anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes and you can resume normal activities shortly thereafter.