Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Ancestral Psychiatry with Dr. Kelly Brogan, MD

How can we best understand our depression and anxiety from a holistic standpoint?  What are nutritional factors and non-medication interventions for the treatment of depressive and anxiety symptoms?  
We look to answer these questions and more when Hawthorn University welcomes Dr. Kelly Brogan for her presentation Ancestral Psychiatry.

The recording of Dr. Brogan's presentation is now available to watch here:

http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/

In this webinar participants will explore literature undermining safety and efficacy claims surrounding antidepressants with a focus on long-term outcomes and relapse risk.  They will gain familiarity with physiologic imbalances, modifiable through diet and lifestyle interventions that can manifest as depression and anxiety such as thyroid imbalance, dysglycemia, or food intolerance.  The theory and application of cytokine models of depression, and the relevance of the gut/brain axis will be discussed.  Participants will also learn about the evidence to support considerations of nutritional factors and non-medication interventions for the treatment of depressive and anxiety symptoms.

Kelly Brogan, M.D. is a Manhattan-based holistic women’s health psychiatrist, author of the book, A Mind of Your Own and co-editor of the landmark textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depression.  She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from MIT in Systems Neuroscience.  She is board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine, and is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms.  She is on the board of GreenMedInfo, Functional Medicine University, Pathways to Family Wellness, NYS Perinatal Association, Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, Mindd Foundation, the peer-reviewed, indexed journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, and the Nicholas Gonzalez Foundation.  She is Medical Director for Fearless Parent and a founding member of Health Freedom Action.  She is a mother of two.

Dr. Kelly Brogan, MD