4th Annual Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Conference

Organization: Integrative Medicine for Mental Health

Venue: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 20, 2013 / 7:30 am - (CST) End Date/Time: Sep 22, 2013 / 4:15 pm - (CST)
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This three-day international conference will explore the field of integrative medicine in the treatment of mental health, autism, and related disorders in Chicago, ILĀ on September 20-22, 2013. The current trail-and-error, poly-pharmacy approach to the treatment of psychiatric disorders may not work for everyone. Research studies have revealed that many disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, and autism spectrum disorders often have dietary and biological causes which contribute to symptoms. Patients have better outcomes when these causes are successfully addressed and treated through a combination of specialized testing and nutritional therapies, even in combination with traditional approaches.

A comprehensive overview of biological testing, designed to detect underlying health issues that contribute to imbalanced brain chemistry and behavioral abnormalities will be presented. Practical clinical applications of nutritional therapies for the treatment of mental illness and autism will be presented in detail during this conference. Pharmalogical treatments and interactions will also be addressed.

Overall, the conference will give practitioners a whole body approach to successfully diagnose underlying issues contributing to the manifestations of neurological, social, and behavioral disorders. Additionally, the integrative treatments for these disorders will be presented in detail.

The 2013 conference will present new topics including the treatments of Psychosis and Schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, hormone and thyroid imbalances, drug and supplement interactions, intestinal biofilms, and neurofeedback therapy.

Speakers include:

  • William Shaw, Ph.D.
  • James Greenblatt, M.D.
  • Kurt Woeller, D.O.
  • Louis Cady, M.D.
  • Julie Matthews, C.N.C.
  • Anju Usman, MD
  • Kelley Foust, OTR
  • Hanno W. Kirk, PhD, LICSW


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