This webinar will present an overview of integrative medicine for mental health. A review of current research supporting the relationship between nutritional deficiencies and depression will be presented in addition to clinical cases. The current treatment model in psychiatry relies solely upon symptom-based recommendations for medication with little consideration for the biochemical individuality or the underlying biological mechanisms that may be contributing or causing symptoms. The current practice of medication selection is essentially a sophisticated trial-and-error guessing game. Even more concerning is research supporting the fact that medications are barely more effective than placebos in treating mild to moderate depression. The goal of the webinar is to help clinicians the underlying metabolic imbalances that may be related to the development of mood and anxiety disorders.
This webinar provides a summary of clinical cases seen in an integrative psychiatry practice. This seminar explores an integrative approach to mental health by evaluating laboratory values of blood and urine to determine interventions that affect the course of treatment of depression, anxiety, OCD and A(D)HD. The goal of the webinar is to help clinicians understand the underlying metabolic imbalances that may be related to the development of mood and anxiety disorders.
Inflammation plays a powerful role in physical as well as mental health. Because the brain and the immune system communicate with each other, inflammation (due to an infection, stress, or other source) will affect the body as well as the brain. Inflammation has been shown to result in psychological effects such as depression and other mood changes. This webinar will address how chronic inflammation affects the synthesis of neurotransmitters and contribute to depression and other psychiatric disorders. Nutritional and dietary interventions will be discussed in relation to chronic inflammation.