INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Integrative Medicine for Mental Health (IMMH) supports a whole body approach to mental health disorders, utilizing multiple fields of medicine and nutritional sciences. We educate practitioners about how to help their patients regain mental wellness through the use of individualized metabolic testing, nutritional therapies, and dietary interventions. These methods can be used in conjunction with traditional medical approaches like psychotherapy. Relevant laboratory analysis is used to evaluate and treat underlying biomedical issues which may include nutritional deficiencies, food allergies, infections, toxicities, and genetic disorders. By focusing on an individual's unique genetic, biochemical, and nutritional status, customized treatment plans can be implemented to provide better wellness outcomes.
The mission of IMMH is to advance the knowledge of mental health practitioners about integrative medicine and improve the treatment of mental health disorders utilizing a whole body approach. IMMH is committed to educating mental health professionals in the use of research-based therapies through conferences, webinars, newsletters, and other web-based resources to provide an ever-growing resource of integrative mental health practitioners for those seeking help in their geographic areas.
scientific advisory panel
Louis Cady, M.D. straddles the world between science and art. Trained first as a classical pianist, he obtained two degrees, with honors, from the Conservatory of Music of the University of Missouri at Kansas City, before obtaining his medical degree in 1989 from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He then trained in psychiatry at the world-famous Mayo Clinic, beginning his practice of child, adolescent, adult, and forensic psychiatry in Evansville, Indiana in 1993. Dr. Cady's main clinical focus is in helping patients achieve total wellness and optimum levels of performance through the integration of mind and body for peak performance, using all possible healing options in the scientific and medical literature, including nutritional supplements and hormonal optimization. Dr. Cady founded the Cady Wellness Institute, which opened in its new facilities in Evansville on July 1, 2005.
James M. Greenblatt, M.D. is Chief Medical Officer at Walden, where he oversees eating disorder programs in Massachusetts and Connecticut (www.waldenbehavioralcare.com). He is board-certified in child and adult psychiatry. He received his medical degree and completed his adult psychiatry residency at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. In addition, Dr. Greenblatt is a clinical faculty member in the psychiatry departments at Tufts Medical School and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. He is the author of six books: Answers to Anorexia (2011), The Breakthrough Depression Solution (2012), Answers to Binge Eating (2014), Integrative Therapies for Depression: Redefining Models for Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention (2015), Nutritional Lithium: The Cinderella Story (2016), and The Breakthrough Depression Solution 2nd eds. (2016). His latest book, Finally Focused, describing integrative therapies for ADHD, will be available Spring 2017 (www.finallyfocusedbook.com)
William Shaw, Ph.D. received his Ph.D. in biochemistry and human physiology from the Medical University of South Carolina. He is board certified in the fields of clinical chemistry and toxicology by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. Dr. Shaw has supervised large endocrinology, nutritional biochemistry, toxicology, and immunology departments in positions at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Smith Kline Laboratories in Atlanta, GA. As the Director of The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. for Health, Nutrition and Metabolism in Lenexa, Kansas, he specializes in providing diagnostic tools that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders, mitochondrial disorders, neurological diseases, chronic health issues, and immune diseases.
Kurt Woeller, D.O. has been a biomedical autism specialist and integrative medicine physician for 20 years. He is an author, lecturer, clinical practitioner and medical director for Sunrise Complementary Medicine Center in Bend, Oregon, offering specialized testing for individuals with complex medical conditions like autism, mental health disorders, autoimmune, and neurological conditions. Dr. Woeller serves as a clinical consultant for The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc., providing patient and physician education through training programs and monthly webinars. He has lectured throughout the United States and internationally regarding the benefits of integrative medicine and maintains extensive online educational resources for parents of autism spectrum individuals at www.AutismRecoverySystem.com and health practitioners interested in integrative medicine at www.IntegrativeMedicineAcademy.com.