Mental Health – Approaching through Integrative Psychiatry
Mental health is an integral part of health. Without mental health, there is no health.
Along those lines, we all know we should be eating right, exercising, making lifestyle choices that are responsible for good health. However, those are choices usually associated with physical health, not mental health.
Dr. Greenblatt discusses with us stress, depression, schizophrenia, and yes, the what seems to be, a recent epidemic of suicides. Did you know that most people who commit suicide had sought health treatment in the last 30 days before the suicide?
Mental Health – An Integrative Approach with Dr. Greenblatt:
- Nutrition for mental health
- What is integrative Psychiatry?
- functional medicine approach
- Gut health and mental wellness
- Biochemical individuality- genetic vulnerability…the genetic/environmental dance
- The role of stress
- apparent epidemic of suicides
- The stigma
- blood tests for vital nutrients
- Biological model of suicide prevention…understanding markers to go from stress to suicide.
- Omega 3 fatty acids – the research – The US military and omega 3 infused foods
- cholesterol & mental health…..will surprise you!
- Treatment model vs. finding causes
- sugar & alcohol ….correlation of co-morbid conditions with mood problems…..the “nutritional vacuum cleaners”
- thyroid testing
- Getting the primary doctor to perform certain blood tests
- suicide prevention
Dr. James Greenblatt. Integrative psychiatry – nutrition and mental health – Dr. Greenblatt will open a whole new angle to dealing with mental health and wellness
Our Guest – Dr. James Greenblatt
A pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, James M. Greenblatt MD has treated patients with complex behavioral and mood disorders since 1988.
After receiving his medical degree and completing his psychiatry residency at George Washington University, Dr. Greenblatt completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Greenblatt currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine.
An acknowledged integrative medicine expert, educator, and author, Dr. Greenblatt has lectured internationally on the scientific evidence for nutritional interventions in psychiatry and mental illness. Through three decades of practice and research, Dr. Greenblatt has been a leading contributor to the revolution of patients and families seeking individualized care and offers evidence-based approaches toward nuanced and integrative recovery.
In April of 2017, Dr. Greenblatt was inducted into the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame by the International Society of Orthomolecular Medicine, which has recognized significant contributors to science and medicine who operate from the perspective of biochemical individuality and nutrition-based therapies since 2004. Dr. Greenblatt shares this honor with recognized founders in the field of integrative medicine, beginning with the pioneers of nutritional psychiatry Abram Hoffer, Linus Pauling, and Roger Williams.
His book series, Psychiatry Redefined, draws on his many years of experience and expertise in integrative medicine for psychiatry. Dr. Greenblatt’s knowledge in the areas of biology, genetics, psychology, and nutrition as they interact in the treatment of mental illness has made him a highly sought-after speaker at national and international conferences and workshops. He currently offers online courses for professionals as well as specialized fellowship programs in the functional medicine approaches to integrative psychiatry. For more information, please visit www.JamesGreenblattMD.com.
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