Bruce Hubbard, M.D.

Psychiatrist and Medical Director

Dr. Hubbard has successfully treated thousands of patients with medicine. He is considered an expert diagnostician and one of the best in the field. Thirty years after starting his practice, he is now treating the adult children of many patients who started with him in the 1970’s.

Dr. Hubbard has been practicing psychiatry in San Diego since 1981. He is considered by his peers to be an expert diagnostician and has treated thousands of patients with psychopharmacology.
He is a leader in the practice of TMS, having treated over 400 patients. Dr. Hubbard recognized the power of combining such effective tools as medicine, psychotherapy and TMS to bring about lasting relief for his patients while minimizing side effects.

About Bruce Hubbard

About Dr. Hubbard

Born

Wheeling, West Virginia, USA

Languages

English - native

Español - intermedio

Dr. Hubbard is a native of Wheeling, West Virginia. He achieved a B.A. cum laude in psychology from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Dr. Hubbard began his professional training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, graduating with his doctorate in medicine in 1972. He then continued his training at the University of California School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, where he completed his internship and residency training in psychiatry in 1975 and was chief resident in psychiatry.

Following his residency training, Dr. Hubbard held a full-time faculty position in the Psychiatry Department at University of California at San Diego (UCSD), where he specialized in teaching, research and managing an inpatient unit at the La Jolla Veterans Administration Hospital.

Dr. Hubbard continues to supervise medical resident students at UCSD school of medicine.

In 1979 Dr. Hubbard entered private practice of psychiatry full time in San Diego and has been in practice continuously since that time. 

Dr. Hubbard’s
message to you

“Depression runs in families and it ran in mine so I know firsthand how it feels and what it does to the soul. I also know how to break free of it. My lifelong goal has been to understand and treat depression because so many people suffer needlessly. Of all of the many treatments for depression – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, medication, identifying personal triggers, etc. – I have seen none as powerful as TMS. And when combined with treatments above, the results are even more powerful.

Education

B.A. cum laude in psychology

Morgantown, West Virginia

Doctorate in Medicine

Nashville, Tennessee

Chief Resident in Psychiatry

San Diego, California

Experience

Psychiatric Consultant to California Medical Board

California Medical Board
(1992-1995)

Review of psychiatrists subject to disciplinary action.

Voluntary Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

University of California, San Diego
(1979-Current)

Teaching first-year residents in psychiatry in diagnosis and treatment of outpatients

Psychiatric Consultant to the United States Attorney General Office

Department of Justice
(1985-1995)

Research Consultant

San Diego Zoo
(1984-1995)

Research involving primate psychopharmacology and group primate behavior, including infant maternal deprivation and infant social reintegration.

Consultant to Mental Health Treatment Committee

Office of Champus, Department of Defense
(1983-1984)

Duties involved developing a research protocol for analyzing data on the effectiveness of treatment in alcohol detoxification, alcoholism, major depressive disorder, and disorders of adolescence requiring inpatient treatment.

Chief of Psychiatry

Centre City Hospital and Medical Director
Center for Mood and Sleep disorders.
(1982-1984)

Duties included developing the mood and sleep disorders program and providing medical administration and supervision.

Co-Principal Investigator

University of California, San Diego
(1980-1990)

Co-principal investigator in numerous clinical drug trials with Stephen Thein, Jr., PH.D. including Phase II and III studies. Drugs have included CNS-depressant detoxificants, anxiolytics, and antidepressants. Over 350 subjects studied.   Research office: Pacific Research Network

Clinical Assistant Professor Psychiatry

University of California, San Diego
(1979-2000)

Private Practice of Psychiatry

(1979-Current)

Assistant Director of Psychiatric Residency Education

University of California
(1977-1979)

Attending Psychiatrist

University Medical Center
(1975-1995)

Ward of Chief

VA Medical Ward Center
(1975-1979)

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in Residence
University of California, San Diego

Medical Director

San Diego Polydrug Study Unit
(1974-1975)

University of California, San Diego

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It is all about understanding and listening to each other

Dr. Hubbard grew up in Wheeling, West Virginia. His dad was an engineer and his mom was a warm and nurturing homemaker and school teacher who was well loved by everyone. At a young age he realized he loved two things: people and science. For this reason, he majored in psychology. He attended West Virginia University majoring in psychology. He then attended medical school at Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Hubbard takes great joy in observing the ongoing progress in the patients he’s treated for years, and is excited to get to know the ones he meets for the first time. He is driven by the opportunity to help someone who would otherwise struggle through life.

To teach fellow colleagues

Dr. Hubbard’s works and releases

Discovering how Lithium Carbonate Effected Mood and Personality.

Discovering how Lithium Carbonate Effects on the Cognitive Functions of People.

The Effect of Psychotomimetic Glycolate and its Antidote Ersirene on the Ach Content of the Lobster Walking Leg Nerve. (1970)

Discovering how Psychotomimetic Glycolate and its Antidote Ersirene Effected.

The Cholinergic Reversal Of Manic Symptoms. (June 1972)

Discovering Cholinergic Reversal of Manic Symptoms.

The Effect of Chonlinergic- Adrenergic Balance and Affect. (Presented at “New Research Program” section of the 125th annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, May 1972)

Discovering how Chonlinergic- Adrenergic Balance and Affected.

Methylphenidate’s Effects on Projective and Word Association Tests. (Presented at American Psychosomatic Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 1975)

Discovering how Methylphenidate’s Effects on Projective and Word Association Tests.

Growth Hormone and Prolactin Responses to Methylphenidate Infusion in Schizophrenia. (Presented at American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, December 1975)

Discovering the Growth Hormone and Prolactin Responses to Methylphenidate Infusion in Schizophrenia.

The Effects of Lithium Carbonate Upon Subjective State Changes Induced by Sodium Pentobarbital. (Psychopharmacology Communications, 1976)

Discovering the Effects of Lithium Carbonate upon subjective State Changes induced by Sodium Pentobarbital.

Hypnotic and Minor Tranquilizer Use Among Inpatients and After Discharge. (International Journal of the Addictions, 1976)

Discovering the Hypnotic and Minor Tranquilizer use among Inpatients and After Discharge.

The Preference for Academic Psychiatry. (Psychiatric Opinion, 1978)

Discovering the Preference for Academic Psychiatry.

The Effect of Lithium Carbonate Upon Ethanol Induced “Highs” in Normals (Archives of General Psychiatry, 1977)

Discovering the Effect of Lithium Carbonate upon Ethanol induced “Highs” in Normals.

The Effects of Lithium Carbonate Upon the Cognitive Functions of Normal Subjects. (Archives of General Psychiatry, 1977)

Discovering the Effects of Lithium Carbonate upon the Cognitive Functions of Normal Subjects.

The Effect of Lithium Carbonate Upon Affect, Mood, and Personality of Normal Subjects (Archives of General Psychiatry, 1977)

Discovering the Effect of Lithium Carbonate upon Affect, Mood, and Personality of Normal Subjects.

Lithium Effects of Alcohol “Highs” in Alcoholics. (American Psychiatric Association, New Research Abstracts, May 1977)

Discovering the Lithium Effects of Alcohol “Highs” in Alcoholics.

Advocates Against Psychological Abuse Prevention and Protection Guide. (San Diego: Advocates Against Psychological Abuse, 1983)

Discovering the Advocates Against Psychological Abuse.

Evoked Potential Augmentation and Reduction Phenomena in Alcoholics and Normals Maintained on Lithium Carbonate. Psychopharmacological Bulletin, 1979)

Discovering the Evoked Potential Augmentation and Reduction Phenomena in Alcoholics and Normals Maintained on Lithium Carbonate.

A Clinical Study of the Alcohol and Lithium Interaction in Alcoholics (The Proceedings of an NIAAAg Workshop on Alcoholism and Affective Disorders, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, March 1977)

Discovering the Clinical Study of the Alcohol and Lithium Interaction in Alcoholics.

Adjunctive Psychopharmacologic Management of Nonopiate Mixed Substance Abusers in an Outpatient Setting. (The International Journal of the Addictions, 1978)

Discovering the Adjunctive Psychopharmacologic Management of Nonopiate Mixed Substance Abusers in an Outpatient Setting.

Effects of Lithium Carbonate on Visual Evoked Potentials in Normals and Alcoholics. (Proceeding of the 4th Biennial Conference on Biological Research in Alcoholism, Zurich, Switzerland, June 1978)

Discovering the Effects of Lithium Carbonate on Visual Evoked Potentials in Normals and Alcoholics.

The Effects of Lithium Carbonate Upon Subjective State Changes Induced by Sodium Pentobarbital. (Biochemistry of Mental Disorders, E. Usden and A.J. Mandell, Eds. Marcel Dekker, Inc. N.Y, 1978)

Discovering the Effects of Lithium Carbonate Upon Subjective State Changes induced by Sodium Pentobarbital.

Evoked Potential Augmentation and Reduction Phenomena in Alcoholics and Normals Maintained on Lithium Carbonate. (Biologic Effects of Alcohol, H. Begleiter, Ed. Plenum Press, New York, N.Y, 1979)

Discovering the Evoked Potential Augmentation and Reduction Phenomena in Alcoholics and Normals Maintained on Lithium Carbonate.

The Effects of Lithium Carbonate on the Circadian Rhythm of Sleep in Normal Human Subjects. (Biochemistry of Mental Disorders, E. Usden and A.J. Mandell, Eds. Marcel Dekker, Inc. N.Y, 1978)

Discovering the Effects of Lithium Carbonate on the Circadian Rhythm of Sleep in Normal Human Subjects.

Rhythm Phases in Affective Illnesses (Chronobiologia, in press)

Discovering the Rhythm Phases in Affective Illnesses.

Licenses and Certifications

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California Board of Medical Examiners

National Board of Medical Examiners

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Patients’ thoughts about

Dr. Hubbard

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