Understanding Functional Psychiatry
At Widening Circles, we recognize that mental health transcends the confines of the mind alone. Contrary to the notion that psychiatric conditions are mere chemical imbalances in the brain, we delve deeper into the biological roots that often extend into the intricate workings of the body. Our evidence-based approach is designed to unravel the root causes of brain dysfunction. While symptom management is crucial, we also delve into the "why" behind the symptoms. Functional Medicine Psychiatry offers true healing by addressing the root causes, providing a holistic and enduring approach to mental well-being.
A Holistic, Whole-Body AppRoach
Mental health concerns are a manifestation of multiple internal imbalances. By comprehending these imbalances, we gain insights into effective treatments. Functional psychiatry takes a whole-body approach to treat psychiatric conditions, identifying and addressing the root causes to restore both body and brain health. Brain health can only be understood in the context of overall body health.
Unique Root Causes
The root causes of mood disorders are as unique as each patient, encompassing biochemical, nutritional, hormonal, genetic, and environmental factors. We meticulously examine the underlying chemistry influencing brain and behavior, paving the way for healing and recovery.
Through precise testing and targeted treatments for body deficiencies and imbalances, functional medicine goes beyond symptom management. We look at the unique interplay between systems that impact our brain health, including gastrointestinal, hormones, detoxification ability, genetics, metabolic health, nutritional deficiencies, chronic infections and others.
Whole Body Treatments
We assist patients in uncovering the biological, genetic, and environmental elements that impact mental health. We customize treatments to target biological and lifestyle factors, taking into account psychosocial aspects such as trauma, adverse childhood events, current stressors, and cultural influences. Recognizing the intricate interplay between these factors and brain function is fundamental to our approach.
***Initial blood work is covered, but specialty lab testing is not included, as it is tailored to the unique needs of each individual.