What Does Ideal Psychiatric Care Look Like?
Back in the day, doctors were told to tell patients that they had a chemical imbalance even though there was absolutely no data to back that up. Neurotransmitter testing was not even possible back then, and remains controversial even today.
The new biomedical approach we practice at Amen Clinics is radically different! It includes a comprehensive assessment of actual, measurable, physiological processes that can impact the brain and the entire body.
The “Dark Ages” vs. Biomedical Testing (The Amen Clinics Method)
Are you depressed because you have a “chemical imbalance” (that nobody can measure)?
Are you depressed because you have the below?
• Low testosterone
• Low thyroid function
• Low adrenal function
• A genetic B vitamin metabolism problem
Do you have insomnia because you have a “chemical imbalance” (that nobody can measure)?
Because you have:
• Mold in your house
• Candida overgrowth in your bowel
• A low progesterone level
Mercury Toxicity And Silver Fillings
Those “silver” amalgam fillings you have in your mouth actually contain 50% mercury. Every time you chew or swallow, you inhale more mercury vapor. Fish, especially tuna and swordfish, have so much mercury in them that the FDA recommends that pregnant women only eat tuna once per week and avoid swordfish altogether.
Looking for the physiological causes of mental illness is what the new biomedical approach at Amen Clinics is all about.
A Gut Feeling
We’re sure you have all heard of the saying that you have a “gut feeling” about something, or you get “butterflies in your stomach” when you’re nervous. There’s truth in these sayings. It turns out that many neurotransmitters, the chemicals your brain uses to communicate, are made in the intestines! There really and truly is a gut-brain connection. As soon as you realize this, it’s easy to see why intestinal health can affect mental health, as well as immune function (70% of your entire immune system is housed in your intestines).
A bacterium called Clostridium has been linked to:
➢ Autism in children
➢ Psychotic behavior in otherwise healthy adults
Hormone imbalances can cause:
➢ Memory Loss
Heavy metals and other toxins can cause:
➢ Bizarre Behavior
A Brighter Future Through Biomedical Testing (The Amen Clinics Method)
We believe that millions of Americans are still being forced to live in the “dark ages” of psychiatric care; treated with often times harmful psychiatric drugs and given the diagnosis of having a mental illness when in fact there is a treatable physiological cause for their problems. This is truly a tragedy for everyone: patients, families and society as a whole.
At Amen Clinics, we can help you feel like yourself once again. We offer biomedical testing as part of our Integrative Medicine program; combining conventional medicine with complementary and alternative therapies. If you would like to explore physiologic issues that may be misdiagnosed as psychiatric disorders, connect with us online or call 888-288-9834 today.