Practicing psychiatry from an integrative point of view involves searching for and exploring any underlying factors that may be contributing to psychiatric symptoms. These factors may include: pharmaceutical side effects, nutritional deficiencies, environmental toxins, food sensitivities, hormonal imbalances, immunological dysregulation, digestive problems and gastrointestinal microbiome imbalances, hidden infections or genetic predispositions.
It is well established that balanced hormonal health is essential for balanced mental health. For instance, low testosterone can lead to chronic depression and high testosterone can contribute to anger management issues. Because of its clear relationship to behavioral health, the BAND Center offers functional medicine and endocrine assessments to rule out any chronic imbalances that may undermine the effectiveness of other therapies.