An integrative psychiatry assessment is ideal for those facing symptoms of:
- Brain fog
- Bipolar disorder
- Anxiety and panic
- Hormone imbalances
There are two methods for completing your integrative psychiatry assessment. Both eventually cover the same ground. Each is better suited to different situations.
Intensive Integrative Psychiatry Assessment
The intensive assessment involves two to four visits completed over one to two months. Symptom reducing treatments are offered at the first or second visit. The results of a comprehensive set of lab tests clarifies physiologic root causes. At the conclusion of the assessment, you will receive treatment recommendations for all three arms of the Integrative Psychiatry Model (link to About): symptom management, physiologic root causes, psychospiritual root causes. The advantage is more data and direction in a focused time period.
Paced Integrative Psychiatry Assessment
The paced assessment is done incrementally in parallel with ongoing symptom-focused treatment. During meetings scheduled every 1-2 months, you will review the outcomes of recently prescribed treatments and plan interventions based on new lab results. Lab testing is done gradually so that time and money commitments are paced over time. Some do better when information is gathered and treatments are added gradually.
The assessment you choose is a matter of style, time/financial resources and personal preference.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Bioidentical hormone replacement is a safe and effective treatment for symptoms of PMS, menopause and andropause. BHRT is offered independently or in conjunction with psychiatric services.