Holistic Psychiatry in Wellesley, MA

Individualized Functional and Integrative Psychiatry

Functional psychiatry is a holistic approach to mental health care that focuses on the underlying root causes of mental illness.  The root causes of mental illness are unique to each individual and may be genetic, biochemical, nutritional, hormonal, or environmental.  While conventional psychiatry uses pharmaceuticals to reduce symptoms of mental illness, functional psychiatry addresses and treats the underlying imbalances that are causing the symptoms.  By addressing the root causes of mental illness, functional psychiatry helps treat and restore the health of the body and the brain.

Using Advanced Nutrient-Based Psychiatry to Address Mental Health Challenges at Colony Care Behavioral Health

Colony Care Behavioral Health has psychiatric providers trained in functional psychiatry rooted in the groundbreaking research of Dr. William J. Walsh, a leading expert in the field of nutrient-based psychiatry. The Walsh Approach, focuses on biochemical individuality and nutrition, laboratory testing, and advanced biochemical therapy to help millions of people who are challenged by ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, clinical depression, behavior disorders, autism, and neurodegenerative disorders.

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Dr. Walsh’s research has shown that imbalances in nutrients and biochemicals can play a significant role in these challenging disorders, and that correcting these imbalances can lead to significant improvements in symptoms.

The Benefits of Advanced Laboratory Testing and Nutrient Therapy for Mental Health

Functional psychiatric providers recognize that each individual is unique and has a different biochemistry. Advanced laboratory testing allows providers to analyze each patient’s blood chemistry and identify any imbalances that may be contributing to their symptoms. With this information, we can develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to each patient’s specific needs.

Using advanced nutrient therapy to address these imbalances, we can help improve mood, behavior, and cognitive function, without the negative side effects associated with traditional treatments.

Understanding Integrative Psychiatry and its Benefits

Integrative psychiatry is a holistic approach to mental healthcare that combines conventional psychiatric treatments with complementary and alternative therapies. The goal of integrative psychiatry is to address the whole person, including their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, to improve mental health and overall quality of life.

Integrative psychiatric providers often use a range of treatments, including psychotherapy, medication, nutritional counseling, exercise, and mind-body practices like meditation and yoga. The specific combination of treatments used will vary depending on the individual’s unique needs and circumstances.

Integrative psychiatry also emphasizes the importance of personalized, patient-centered care. Practitioners take the time to understand each patient’s individual needs and preferences, and work collaboratively with them to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs.

One of the key principles of integrative psychiatry is that mental health and physical health are interconnected. Practitioners recognize that factors like nutrition, exercise, and sleep can have a significant impact on mental health, and work to address these factors as part of their treatment approach.

Overall, integrative psychiatry offers a holistic and personalized approach to mental healthcare that emphasizes the importance of treating the whole person, rather than just the symptoms of their condition. By combining conventional treatments with advanced, drug-free biochemical nutrient treatments, integrative psychiatry can help individuals achieve optimal mental health and well-being.

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Find out how treatment can help you or a loved one find relief from these challenging disorders. With our personalized, science-based approach to treatment, you can take control of your mental health and start living your best life. Call Colony Care Behavioral Health at (781) 431-1177 to schedule an appointment.


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