What Is Integrative Psychiatry?
Integrative psychiatry is a holistic approach that uses both conventional and complementary therapies in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Personalized treatments are developed to suit each person's lifestyle and strengthen self-awareness and resources for self-care. These treatments may include:
- Functional and nutritional assessments of individual health differences and needs, which can be addressed in a natural manner through diet, exercise, and/or supplements
- Mind-body centering exercises that increase the relaxation response
- Guided imagery to engage the mind in the healing process
- gentle bodywork to promote relaxation
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
What Are the Indications for Integrative Psychiatry?
The Center is involved in ongoing research into the benefits of integrative psychiatry for the following disorders:
- People who want to take responsibility for their well-being by addressing the effects on health of lifestyle, emotions, and social interactions
- Individuals who have not tolerated or responded optimally to traditional psychiatric treatments
- Individuals with post-traumatic stress disorders, depression, anxiety, perimenopausal symptoms, and phobias
What Are the Contraindications for Integrative Psychiatry?
- Individuals with active suicidality or psychosis may require a more intensive level of psychiatric care.