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Integrative, Nutritionally-Oriented Psychiatry

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: There may be some nutritionally-based solutions to improve the effects of mental illness and depression.
Air Date: 3/14/17
Duration: 24:22
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: James M. Greenblatt, MD
Dr. James GreenblattDr. James M. Greenblatt is chief medical officer and vice president of medical services at Walden. He provides medical management, leadership and oversight of Walden’s eating disorder programs in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Dr. Greenblatt is board-certified in child and adult psychiatry. He received his medical degree and completed his adult psychiatry residency at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

He completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. In addition, Dr. Greenblatt is a clinical faculty member in the psychiatry department at Tufts Medical School as well as the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.  

He lectures extensively throughout the United States and Canada on integrative therapies for mental health. Dr. Greenblatt is the author of six books: Answers to Anorexia (2011), The Breakthrough Depression Solution (2012), Answers to Binge Eating (2014), Integrative Therapies for Depression: Redefining Models for Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention (2015), Nutritional Lithium: The Cinderella Story (2016), and The Breakthrough Depression Solution 2nd eds. (2016).

His latest book, Finally Focused, describing integrative therapies for ADHD, will be available Spring 2017.
Integrative, Nutritionally-Oriented Psychiatry
The current model for treating depression and mental illness is limited. Medications are not as effective as desired.

Everyone who presents with depression might have a different source and/or contributing factors. The biochemical underlying cause can vary from person to person.

Individualized, integrative treatment is important. The gut microbiome may be an underlying cause. Stress could also be a factor. There might even be a toxicity present. Locating biological causes and deficiencies can improve treatment of brain function.

Listen as Dr. James Greenblatt joins Dr. Holly Lucille to discuss integrative psychiatry.