Depression is likely a combination of biochemical, physical, genetic, nutritional, and psychological factors. It is clear that a new treatment model is needed for practicing clinicians. In order for medical professionals to effectively treat their patients, an integrative approach based on biochemical individuality and laboratory testing should be implemented in treatment. This book reviews current models utilized in the treatment of depression and presents scientific-based evidenced research to support integrative medicine for mood disorders with practical clinical recommendations.
James Greenblatt, MD, currently serves as chief medical officer and vice president of medical services at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, Massachusetts. Dr. Greenblatt is also an assistant clinical professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. Prior to joining Walden, he founded and served as the medical director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources, a private psychiatric practice focused on utilizing integrative medicine. A pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Greenblatt has treated patients with mood disorders and complex eating disorders for more than 25 years. He has written several books and lectures throughout the United States on the scientific evidence for nutritional interventions in psychiatry and mental illness.
Kelly Brogan, MD, ABIHM, is a holistic women’s health psychiatrist on faculty at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and in private practice in Manhattan, New York. Brogan has been a clinical instructor at New York University School of Medicine, where she did her fellowship and a residency in reproductive psychiatry. Her academic areas of interest include toxicology/environmental medicine, nutrition, inflammatory models of mental illness, autoimmunity, and epigenetics. She has published in the fields of psycho-oncology, women’s health, perinatal mental health, alternative medicine, and infectious disease. She is on the board of Green Med Info, Pathways to Family Wellness, NYS Perinatal Association, Functional Medicine University, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, and Fisher Wallace, and is medical director for Fearless Parent.