My valued client Dr. James Greenblatt has published an impressive catalogue of medical self-help books whose common theme is “integrative medicine,” which encompasses the whole person – mind, body, nutrition, environment, and genetics. The newly updated edition of “Integrative Medicine for Depression: A Breakthrough Treatment Plan that Eliminates Depression Naturally (Psychiatry Redefined)” targets depression, a serious mental health problem affecting an estimated 16.2 million people in the United States.
For depression, treatment with drugs alone rarely works. The integrative medicine approach recognizes that depression can be triggered by biochemical imbalances and nutritional deficiencies. One of the very first steps in diagnosis is to take a complete blood test to reveal any nutritional shortcomings and to correct them; very often, this alone will produce positive results. Other factors may include adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), the patient’s environment, and genetic risk.
A pioneer in the field of integrative medicine since 1990, James M. Greenblatt, MD, has treated thousands of patients since 1990. The author of six books, Dr. Greenblatt works to educate professionals throughout the United States and Canada on the scientific evidence for integrative medicine in mental health. He is currently chief medical officer and vice president of medical services at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Thomas Hauck is a professional editor, ghostwriter, and book developer serving both independent authors and major publishing houses.