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Psychiatric Approach | Treating More than just Your Brain
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Approach

Treating more than just your brain…

Underlying physiologic imbalances contribute to common mental health issues.  These can include irregularities in hormone production, metabolism, nutrient absorption, toxin levels, mitochondrial energy generation, and gut flora composition. In addition, hidden food allergies, untreated infections, and autoimmune and other chronic inflammation affect your peak mental performance and your overall sense of well-being.  Anomalies in any of the areas listed above can cause a variety of chronic (and often stubborn) problems that don’t necessarily respond well to conventional western treatment modalities.

Those chronic difficult to treat symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • IBS
  • Insomnia
  • Aches & Pains
  • Cognitive Complaints

As a specialist in integrative medicine, Dr. Settle evaluates your symptoms in the context of the entire body and creates individualized treatment plans to address all of the factors contributing to your dis-ease.

Treatment plans often include several of the following:

  • EMDR
  • Hormone therapies
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Bio-identical hormone replacement
  • Detoxification
  • Mitochondrial rehab
  • Treatment for infections
  • Optimization of immune function
  • Psychotherapy (see below)
  • Lifestyle and diet modifications
  • Conventional prescription medications

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy focuses on reducing obstacles to the natural capacity in every person for joy, connection, passion, ease, laughter, and meaning.

The brain is a flexible organ that maintains the capacity to develop new neural pathways and reinforce existing neural pathways throughout life. Using psychotherapy as a tool you can modify your pattern of thinking and reacting to optimize your ability to function and feel well.