How Can Integrative Psychiatry Help You?

Integrative psychiatry can help those who have had difficulty with traditional psychiatry and who want to take a deeper look at their health and how it impacts their life. Treatment can help those with a variety of conditions such as:

  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Chronic fatigue and pain syndromes
  • Eating disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Perimenopause
  • Phobias

Integrative Psychiatry incorporates principles that focus on prevention of illness and promotion of health.

 

  • The goal is to improve all aspects that influence life (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, social, and environmental) leading to great mental health
  • Prevention of illness and promotion of health is key
  • Both conventional and alternative methods of treatment are used
  • More natural interventions and less invasive interventions are used
  • Based on scientific inquiry and open to new paradigms
  • The healing power of relationships both within and outside the field of psychiatry
  • The patient and practitioner are seen as partners in the therapeutic process
  • The practitioner needs to exemplify the principles of integrative psychiatry and be committed to their own journey of self-development

 

Integrative Psychiatry incorporates a variety on interventions to ensure that the patient is being treated not just in parts, but as a whole. Both conventional and complementary methods are used in intervention. Treatment includes:

  • Conventional psychotherapies e.g. cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Conventional pharmaceuticals
  • Botanical or herbal remedies
  • Nutritional counselling
  • Exercise and movement
  • Eye movement exercises
  • Body work g. Ayurvedic massage
  • Meditation, relaxation, and breathing exercises
  • Guided visualization and imagery
  • Art therapy
  • Dreamwork and symbology

There are common misconceptions about integrative psychiatry. These include:

  • Only focused on a few aspects in assessment e.g family history
  • Discourages pharmaceutical interventions
  • Only uses natural treatments

If you feel that you need help or assistance, book a consultation today and get the help that you need to start living a better,  more fulfilled life.

 

 

 

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