Maintaining our commitment to excellence in Mental Health Services


Indian Journal of Psychiatry-2008
"On the basis of accumulating scientific evidence, an effective therapeutic intervention is emerging, namely nutritional supplement/treatment. These may be appropriate for controlling and to some extent, preventing depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders and anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), autism, and addiction."

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WHOLE BODY PSYCHIATRY: Nutrition for Mental Health

Mental health is not all in our minds.  Nutrition is an oft-ignored - yet incredibly effective - way to manage mental illness, including schizophrenia, says Hedaya, MD, ABPN, DFAPA, founder of the National Center for Whole Psychiatry and clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine.  Now, Dr. Hedaya practices what he calls "whole psychiatry".  New patients undergo a four-hour workup, in which Hedaya examines all the factors that have combined to cause a break in a person's mental health.  Unlike his colleagues in mainstream psychiatry, he conducts extensive lab work to look for disruptions in basic body systems that might manifest as mental illness, while also looking into psychological, social and spiritual factors.

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Mental Health Issues in the Elderly

The elderly often experience mental health issues and mental disorders. Some of the most common mental health issues and concerns are dementia, bi-polar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, delirium, Alzheimer's disease and more

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Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of Elderly and Disabled

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) investigates abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable individuals 60 and older and people with disabilities between 18 and 59. These individuals may live in the community or in long-term care facilities.

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 So is drug treatment alone an effective way to treat mental health problems? To be sure, there are at least some people who benefit from some drug treatments—especially if they suffer from acute mental health problems that they are likely to recover from relatively quickly.  However, there are numerous good reasons why drugs alone should not be the reflexive treatment of choice for many mental health problems, and I’ve listed some of these reasons below.

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