This four-day international conference with over 400 attendees explored the field of integrative medicine in the treatment of mental health, autism, and related disorders. The current trial-and-error, poly-pharmacy approach to the treatment of psychiatric disorders may not work for everyone. Research studies have revealed that many disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, eating disorders, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders often have dietary and biological causes which contribute to symptoms. Patients have better outcomes when these causes are successfully addressed and treated through a combination of specialized testing and nutritional therapies, even in combination with traditional approaches.
Integrative Medicine for Mental Health (IMMH) 2015 presented a comprehensive overview of biological testing, designed to detect underlying health issues that contribute to imbalanced brain chemistry and behavioral abnormalities. This conference also reviewed the practical clinical applications of nutritional therapies for treating a variety of mental health disorders. Experts presented numerous case studies to demonstrate how individuals respond to various integrative treatments. Overall, the main focus of this conference was to give practitioners a whole body approach to successfully diagnose and treat underlying issues contributing to the manifestations of neurological, social, and behavioral disorders.