Integrative psychiatry blends principles of traditional allopathic psychiatry and functional medicine.
Integrative psychiatry recognizes that mental health is influenced by many factors, including physical health, lifestyle, and social and environmental factors.
Integrative psychiatry allows for a more holistic - or whole body -approach to treatment. Traditional psychiatric treatments such as medication and therapy can be combined with alternative therapies such as acupuncture, yoga, nutrition, and meditation to address physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Creating balance among these pillars often leads to:
Optimizing health and wellness.
Potentially minimizing the number or dosing of medication(s).
Potentially resolving psychiatric and related physical health issues.
Overall, integrative psychiatry offers a personalized and comprehensive approach to mental health care that can help patients to achieve greater overall health and wellness.Stabilizing and optimizing mental health increases function and sustained recovery.