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An Integrative Approach to the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa

  • The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. 11813 West 77th Street Lenexa, KS 66214 (map)

William Shaw, Ph.D. and The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. sponsor "An Integratie Approach to the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa", presented by Dr. James Greenblatt on January 20.

Eating Disorders are often difficult to treat with minimal, proven effective pharmacological interventions. A published review of nearly fifty years of research also found that individuals with eating disorders have the highest mortality rates of any psychiatric disorder. While eating disorders initially present as preoccupation with food and weight, they ultimately become brain-based disorders marked by profound malnutrition. In this webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will present new research highlighting the benefits of how nutritional supplementation including zinc and essential fatty acids can enhance treatment outcomes.

Dr. Greenblatt has treated patients with mood disorders and complex eating disorders since 1990. An acknowledged integrative medicine expert, Dr. Greenblatt has lectured throughout the United States on the scientific evidence for nutritional interventions in psychiatry and mental illness. His books, Answers to Anorexia, The Breakthrough Depression Solution, and Answers to Appetite Control draw on his many years of experience and expertise in integrative medicine while treating patients with eating and mood disorders. Dr. Greenblatt currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is also the Founder and Medical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources, a private psychiatric practice focused on utilizing integrative medicine.