It is important to understand the symptoms and to make a diagnosis, but to never forget that this is a unique human being who is suffering. I look at the whole
person – body, mind, and spirit.
I look for the biological underpinnings – underlying causes – as well as the emotional, mental and spiritual issues.
To accomplish this, I take a thorough history and recommend comprehensive, scientifically based laboratory testing. It is crucial to evaluate such factors as thyroid and adrenal function, cofactors for the synthesis of neurotransmitters, issues of inflammation and pathways of detoxification. It is like looking under the hood of a car.
I am then able to recommend a personalized program of natural products – vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, antioxidants, herbs, homeopathy, and flower essences. And when needed, I also prescribe one or more psychiatric medications.