The integrative psychiatry treatment model developed by Dr. Settle includes three arms:
- A variety of tools are used to reduce symptoms including nutritional supplements, prescription medications and mind-body techniques. Conventional psychiatry stops here. Integrative psychiatry goes deeper to address the root causes behind these symptoms.
- Using the latest functional/integrative medicine knowledge base, Dr. Settle addresses the physiologic root causes of mental health symptoms. Based on your symptoms and history, Dr. Settle investigates a personalized combination of the following potential problem areas: diet, hormones, inflammation, chronic infections, toxins, adrenal fatigue, and psychological trauma.
- No treatment of mental health symptoms is complete without appreciation of the psychological and spiritual traumas that pervade the human experience. Matter is energy. All physiologic symptoms (particles) have a psychospiritual or energetic correlate (waves). These negative patterns live in the right hemisphere of the brain outside of awareness. Trauma-specific, right-brain oriented attachment-based therapies are more effective for symptom resolution than conventional (left-brain) talk therapy.