Thyroid, Mood, and Health

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The Thyroid Gland (Butterfly Shaped), Autoimmunity, Mood, and Health The association of mood, thyroid dysfunction, and autoimmunity is a possible contributing and treatable element in mood disturbances. Integrative Psychiatry encourages looking beyond labels, symptoms, and diagnosis. An integrative approach cautions against premature jumping to treatment with what is favored, familiar, or expedient. Integrative Psychiatry fosters […]

Addictions Uncovered

Integrative Psychiatry Addictions Perspective

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Current statistics show the immensity and seriousness of unrecognized substance abuse disorders and addictions. An integrative psychiatry perspective looks beyond labels, symptoms, or a few illness characteristics to find understanding and positive treatment options for addictions. Several questions arise about addictions. Who is addicted and how is addictive illness defined? Who is at risk? How does […]

Ten Holistic Steps for Mental Health

Path for Regaining Balance and Well-being

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Ten Holistic Steps for Mental Health by Ron Parks, MD & edited by Shan Parks Take the steps for your emotional, mental, and physical health. The failure to get positive results can be from following an inappropriate program for your needs. Consider exploring some complementary or alternative options that can bring positive improvement. The goals […]

“Aspie” Traits

Aspie, Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum, Neurodiversity, Uniqueness, and Conflicts

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Instead of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or a person with Asperger’s syndrome, some have a preference to be seen as an “aspie” person or as one that has aspie traits. Looking at the diversity of features found in aspie individuals,  some will only have a few and others will have many of the traits and […]

The Saltwater Flotation Experience

Integrative Strategies for Health and Wellness

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Are you unhappy with the results of your current too narrow focused physical or mental health care program? The failure to resolve your problems or to get optimal results might be from a program that has a too narrow or conventional focus. Considering exploring some complementary or alternative options that may help or enlarge your […]