Recent estimates show that one in five Americans takes a psychiatric medication for depression or anxiety. Studies also show that two-thirds of people don’t respond to or have negative effects from current psychiatric treatment options. Another recent study highlighted the fact that SSRIs only work in 15% of people with depression, when you take away the placebo effect. I have written much on the topic of the “chemical imbalance” theory of depression, and where it falls short in application.
All this information can make the task of seeking help for your mental health extremely daunting and discouraging – especially when you are in crisis. This podcast interview with Dr. Brent Turnipseed is devoted to breaking down the innovations in holistic psychiatry.
Dr. Brent Turnipseed is the Co-Founder of Austin-based Roots Behavioral Health. Dr. Brent Turnipseed, Roots’ Medical Director, is a board-certified psychiatrist with a deep interest in innovative approaches to providing behavioral healthcare. Brent is on the Scientific Advisory Board for Ninnion Therapeutics and previously practiced psychiatry in clinical and law enforcement settings in Texas.
Download and listen to this episode here, or find wherever you get podcasts.
- Description of holistic psychiatry and what distinguishes it from more traditional forms of psychiatry
- Why we are seeing an increase in ADHD and how digital use plays a role
- Overuse of ADHD medications and the dangers
- New healing modalities for mental health, including Botox for depression, and when medication are needed
- Ketamine treatments, the benefits, and what the research tells us
- How ketamine works at the brain level
- Brain-derived neurotrophic factor and how to increase it
Learn more about Dr. Turnipseed’s practice at rootsbehavioralhealth.com.