1st Edition

Integrative Therapies for Depression Redefining Models for Assessment, Treatment and Prevention

Edited By James M. Greenblatt, Kelly Brogan Copyright 2016
    550 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    550 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Integrative Therapies for Depression: Redefining Models for Assessment, Treatment and Prevention summarizes emerging theories and research findings on various nonpharmaceutical therapies to treat mood disorders.

    Supported by the review of nearly 3000 scientific studies, the book describes the concepts of inflammation, genetics, hormonal imbalance, gastrointestinal conditions, environmental stress, and nutritional deficiencies and their possible link to the pathogenesis of mood disorders.

    It also examines findings on various nonpharmaceutical therapies used to treat mood disorders including vitamins, botanicals, and other natural products as well as exercise, stress reduction, bright light, mind-body practices, and spiritual approaches.

    Also covered are evidence-based approaches to integrative management of mood disorders in pregnant women, adolescents, and the elderly. Separating facts from fiction, the book provides practical information that clinicians can implement and share with their patients.

    The book fills a significant gap in the conventional model of therapeutics for mood disorders. It is a valuable resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, family therapists, and all other clinicians who devote their days to caring for those afflicted with depression.

    Shifting the Paradigm: Redefining the Treatment of Mood Disorders
    Emily Deans

    The Role of Inflammation in Depression
    Antolin C. Trinidad

    The Gut-Brain Axis: The Role of the Gut in Brain Health
    Court Vreeland and Kelly Brogan

    Clostridia Bacteria in the GI Tract Affecting Dopamine and Norepinephrine Metabolism
    William Shaw

    Stress, Fear, Trauma, and Distress: Underlying Factors in Depression
    Peter Bongiorno

    Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Physiological Depression
    Dean Raffelock

    Micronutrient Deficiencies and Mitochondrial Dysfunction
    Chandler Marrs

    Vitamin Deficiencies and Depression: Evidence-Based Research
    James Greenblatt and Priyank Patel

    Mineral Deficiencies and Depression: Evidence-Based Research
    James Greenblatt and Kayla Grossmann

    Essential Fats and Amino Acids in Depression
    Bettina Bernstein

    Sex Steroids and Mood in Women
    Ann Hathaway

    The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis in Mood Disorders
    Sara Gottfried

    Adrenal, Reproductive, and Thyroid Hormone Testing for Depression
    Dean Raffelock and Lara Pizzorno

    Exposure to Toxic Chemicals as a Cause of Depression
    William Shaw

    Dietary Peptides and the Spectrum of Food Hypersensitivities
    Cynthia Gariépy

    Genetic-Based Biomarkers in Psychiatry: An Integrative Approach
    Jay Lombard

    Mood-Related Effects of Medications Prescribed for Non-Psychiatric Indications
    Myrto A. Ashe

    The Rationale for Treating with a Broad Spectrum of Minerals and Vitamins
    Julia J. Rucklidge and Bonnie J. Kaplan

    Amino Acids and Other Nutrients That Enhance the Synthesis and Regulation of Neurotransmitters
    Richard M. Carlton

    Botanicals for Depression: Rhodiola, St. John’s Wort, Curcumin, and Saffron
    Judith E. Pentz

    Exercise as an Adjunct to Treating Depression
    Ralph E. Carson

    The Role of Sleep and Light Therapy in Depression
    Robin May-Davis

    The Role of Spirituality and Religion in Depression and Treatment
    Natalie L. Hill

    Depression-Specific Yoga and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Model: Description, Data on Efficacy, and Differences from Contemporary Models
    Basant Pradhan

    Meditation and Mindfulness
    Healy Smith and Gregory Thorkelson

    Narrative Therapy
    Antolin C. Trinidad

    Integrative Psychotherapy: Healing the MindBodyMatrix
    Martha Stark

    Integrative Approaches to Perinatal Depression
    Vesna Pirec and Kelly Brogan

    Integrative Approaches to Adolescent Depression
    Amelia Villagomez and Noshene Ranjbar

    Integrative Approaches for Geriatric Depression
    Lewis Mehl-Madrona, Barbara Mainguy, and Asha Shah

    Clinical Case Studies: Putting It All Together
    Kat Toups


    Edited by

    James Greenblatt, MD, currently serves as chief medical officer and vice president of medical services at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, Massachusetts. Dr. Greenblatt is also an assistant clinical professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. Prior to joining Walden, he founded and served as the medical director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources, a private psychiatric practice focused on utilizing integrative medicine. A pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Greenblatt has treated patients with mood disorders and complex eating disorders for more than 25 years. He has written several books and lectures throughout the United States on the scientific evidence for nutritional interventions in psychiatry and mental illness.

    Kelly Brogan, MD, ABIHM, is a holistic women’s health psychiatrist on faculty at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and in private practice in Manhattan, New York. Brogan has been a clinical instructor at New York University School of Medicine, where she did her fellowship and a residency in reproductive psychiatry. Her academic areas of interest include toxicology/environmental medicine, nutrition, inflammatory models of mental illness, autoimmunity, and epigenetics. She has published in the fields of psycho-oncology, women’s health, perinatal mental health, alternative medicine, and infectious disease. She is on the board of Green Med Info, Pathways to Family Wellness, NYS Perinatal Association, Functional Medicine University, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, and Fisher Wallace, and is medical director for Fearless Parent.