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Searching for effective alternatives to psych meds and their side-effects? Meet 9 top integrative psychiatrists and some MDs who can help you find options and optimize health. They are all trained in conventional medical schools and have branched out to add diagnostics and treatments that sometimes prove more beneficial to conventional bio-medical care and its limitations.
Director of Integrative Mental Health University (IMHU). Licensed as a Marriage, Family and Child Therapist in 1988--now a teacher and coach at IMHU.org and onsite. Author of 6 quite serious books and an amusing and informative booklet that pokes fun at the new Bible of Psychiatry, the DSM-5. Emma has been deeply involved in bridging spirituality and mental health since 1966. She lives in VT, USA. EmmaBragdon.com
About this Course
9 Psychiatrists Transforming Psychiatry: When Psych Meds are no longer #1
A thoughtful interweaving of information to help the viewer understand Integrative Psychiatry, comprehend its value, and be able to find an integrative psychiatrist to assist with optimizing mental health...so you don't have to sort out this complex field on your own, spinning through google.
This course will help you:
- Acknowledge the extent of mental health issues in the USA
- Understand that psych meds are not the only way to work with mental disturbance
- Recognize what other options you or a family member might have for managing mental disturbances.
- Discover pathways that may allow you to feel happier with no side effects
- Learn about natural options to treat the causes of problems
- Evaluate how YOU want to manage mental health issues
- Explore the path to become more “integrative”--as a consumer or a provider
- Get guidance to locate the provider you feel is best suited for you
Dates: Open Access...you can cherry pick what you want to see at a time convenient for you.
Structure: You’ll watch videos, have some reading, and discuss with other students and the facilitator, if you wish. Interwoven will be interludes with comedians—Laughter is, after all, the best medicine. The course includes 4 unique pre-recorded interviews between Emma Bragdon, PhD and diverse psychiatrists as well as interviews and presentations from the public domain that have been carefully selected for this course. You will have access to watch vids of influential MDs and psychiatrists who are leading us away from drive-thru psychiatry (relying too heavily on psych meds) to a more effective, humane way of overcoming mental health problems: Drs Peter Gotzche, Allen Frances, Peter Breggin, Gabor Mate, Scott Shannon, Mark Hyman, Roger Walsh, David Healy, James Greenblatt, Dietrich Klinghardt, and Loren Mosher. Resources are given for additional books, articles and organizations that offer referrals.
Mainstream Psychiatry, the Mafia and Over-Diagnosis
Lives Left in Ruin: Why We Need This Course
Peter Gotzche, MD: Halting the Corruption Within Big Pharma
Allen Frances, MD: Stopping Over-diagnosis and Returning to Normalcy
Psychiatrists Going Integrative
Alice Lee, MD: Why I Am Now an Integrative Doc
Mary Ackerley, MD: Integrative Psychiatry Simply Works Better
MDs Who Draw from the Well of Eastern Spirituality
Risks of Prescription Drugs
David Healy, MD: What People Experience on Psych Meds
Peter Breggin, MD: Spell Binding is Not Just for Witches
Being Mad in America
Taming the Dragons of Autism and ADHD
Labeling ADHD Like Crazy
James Greenblatt, MD: Natural Protocols To Overcome ADHD
Dietrich Klinghardt, MD: A Cure for Autism
Can You Stop Schizophrenia in Its Tracks?
Loren Mosher, MD: Soteria House Worked!
Judith Pentz, MD: Why We Need Soteria Now
A Mother’s Story with Her Schizophrenic Son
Creating Successful Teams
Scott Shannon, MD: A Model Mental Health Center
Rick Leskowitz, MD: The Joy of Sox
How to Find the Right Doc for YOU: Referral Bases
Feedback from former students:
“This course represents hope for individuals coping with mental health issues. Just knowing that Holistic care has been available at numerous sites in well established centers across the US, makes it easier to validate using 'energy tools'. This course is a gift for basically ...any nurse. doctor, mother, father....anyone.” --Doris Lessing, RN, Canada
"The online format is effective and the use of videos makes the material come more alive than simply reading text or listening to audio...This material did a good job in providing people with incentive to take control of their own/family's mental health recovery process - starting from the many issues surrounding psychotropics (that give us considerable incentive to look for other options) to diet/nutrition, orthomolecular, multi-disciplinary practices and more…[It] provides hope.”—Craig Wagner, consumer advocate, MI, USA
I found the course, fascinating and wonderful. Just gaining a perspective on what might be possible for people with Autism and Bi-Polar diagnoses in the way of drug-free approaches was liberating.--GH, NH, USA
“The course is very ambitious, serious and well-documented. Well-invested money! … I recognize themes/discussions from Sweden - the use of drugs and the tendency to over-diagnose.”--Elisabeth J Mollstedt, Sweden
"... I am just stunned at the amount of information that you gathered for this course. It’s very moving, and it is certainly opening. I very much appreciate and value it …Thank goodness for your vision…Your course and the life events [with my loved one who was diagnosed with mental illness] have given me the opportunity to view this issue of “mental illness” from many facets. "—Diana Cooper, CO, USA
Facilitator: Emma Bragdon, PhD is the Founder/Director of Integrative Mental Health for You. She was licensed as a Marriage, Family, Child Therapist in 1988 and has been involved with teaching complementary therapies for 45 years. She has written 7 books and co-produced two documentary films. EmmaBragdon.com
Price of Course: $115.00 USD or Payment Plan: $40. per month for 3 months. IMHU can offer partial scholarships to those who are financially challenged. Apply here.
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