Integrative Psychiatry
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Richard P. Brown, MD
 Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD

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The Healing Power
of the Breath

How to Use Herbs
Nutrients, and Yoga
in Mental Health Care

Non-Drug Treatments For ADHD
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 Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD
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State-of-the-art information: complementary, alternative, integrative approaches to mind health

Welcome to: Have a Healthy Mind

Dr. Richard P. Brown and Dr. Patricia L. Gerbarg offer the latest breakthroughs in integrative approaches for mental health and brain function. The skillful integration of complementary treatments with traditional medical and psychological practices is used to optimize emotional and cognitive abilities while minimizing reliance on prescription medications. Complementary treatments include herbs, nutrients, and mind-body practices such as yoga, qigong, breathing, and meditation.

On this site you will discover invaluable resources for information on integrative treatments and prevention for the following conditions: stress, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, insomnia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit disorder, addictions, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, post-infectious fatigue, memory loss, Parkinson’s Disease, age-related cognitive decline, brain injury, menopause, sexual dysfunction, and stress-related medical conditions including irritable bowel syndrome, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension.

Books by Dr. Brown & Dr. Gerbarg are available at wwnorton.com, shambhala.com or Amazon.com:
Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD, New Options for Kids, Adults, and Clinicians (2012, WW Norton) explains how to use herbs, nutrients, mind-body treatments, and brain stimulation techniques to improve symptoms of attention deficit disorders. To learn more, click here.
How to Use Herbs Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health Care (2010, WW Norton), provides valuable information on complementary and integrative treatments for enhancing mental health and as an adjunct to mental health therapy. The authors cover every major and many minor categories of mental illness and stress-related medical conditions. Click here to see what leaders in the professional community are saying about this award-winning book.
The Healing Power of the Breath (Shambhala 2012). This book and CD set teaches the reader how to do many of the healing breath practices used by Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg in their Breath~Body~Mind workshops and in their work with individual pateints. The authors discuss how to apply breathing techniques in various aspects of life, including at home, at work, in relationships, and for performance in athletics, academics, and in the arts. For details and reviews click here.

Follow links below to biographies for complete lists of the authors' publications.

FoxNewsHealth Interview

FoxNewsHealth interviews Dr. Brown, Dr. Gerbarg, and Juliette Bergman, survivor of two World Trade Center Attacks. Chris Kilham, The Medicine Hunter narrates. Juliette tells about her recovery from depression and trauma with Rhodiola rosea...learn more.

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Primary Care Clinician Interview with Dr. Richard P. Brown

Richard P Brown, MD, explains the potential patient benefits of integrative psychiatry for common psychological and psychiatric disorders. The complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments discussed here and in Dr. Brown’s books may be used in combination with psychopharmacology or, in many cases, as a first-line alternative to prescription medications. The breathing techniques and dietary recommendations he describes have helped millions of Americans improve stress-related issues, including anxiety, depression, and insomnia, as well as trauma-induced emotions and behaviors. Here, Dr. Brown describes and offers case histories of methods that have been scientifically shown to be effective in alleviating specific mood challenges.

Dr. Richard P. Brown, Associate Professor in Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and his wife, Dr. Patricia L. Gerbarg, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at New York Medical College, combine their knowledge and their 25 years of clinical experience to develop unique treatments that are safe and effective for a range of disorders from common everyday stress to rare neuropsychiatric diseases. See links to their full biographies and lists of their publications.

“The quality of your mind determines the quality of your life.”
- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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