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Severe Depression Program

Published: November 7th, 2012

Category: Newsletters

Depression Evaluation and Treatment

for appoint please call 352-265-HELP(4357)

The University of Florida (UF) Department of Psychiatry offers programs for patients of all ages with depression, complex mood disorders and dual disorders.  We treat patients from physicians from all over Florida and the nation.  Depressed patients are evaluated by double and triple boarded experts in psychiatry, neurosurgery and internal mediince.  UF’s depression experts are all practicing academic psychiatrists treating patient and teaching psychiatry to to the UF medical students, residents and fellows.  They bring over 150 years of experience in the evaluation and treatment of depression.  As the state’s leading academic medical center patients with difficult to treat or treatment resistant depression have the opportunity to be evaluated by leaders in medicine, neurology, endocrinology and other medical specialties with access to UF’s advanced imaging and diagnostic testing.  UF pioneered TMS and also operates the largest ECT center in the state.  Drs. Solomon, Holbert and Khurshid have the most ECT-TMS experience in the state of Florida.  UF is a leader in pharmacutical and non-pharmacutical treatments of depression.  To schedule an appointment to our depression clinic please call 352-265-HELP(4357).

Depression Experts:

Herbert Ward, MDHebert Ward, M.D. 

Co-chairman of the Department of Psychiatry


Internal Medicine





Richard Shriner, M.D.Richard Shriner, M.D.


Internal Medicine





Kimberly White, MDKimberly White, M.D. 

Adult Psychiatry

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Addiction Medicine




Louis Solomon, MDLouis Solomon, M.D. 







Richard Holbert, MDRichard Holbert, M.D. 








K. Ahmad Khurshid, MDKhurshid A. Khurshid, M.D. 


Internal Medicine

Sleep Medicine




UF Psychiatric Hosital

Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital






Shands Medical Plaza

Out-Patient Psychiatry




Psychiatry at Springhill

Out-Patient Psychiatry and TMS