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The Role of Heavy Metals in Psychiatric Disorders

  • The Great Plains Laboratory 11813 West 77th St Lenexa, KS 66214 United States (map)

Following the recent water crisis in Flint, Michigan, environmental toxins present in food and water sources generated concerns to researchers and public health officials. In addition to validated concerns of lead exposure in causing behavioral disturbances and developmental delays in children, the role of mineral imbalances in the etiology of cognitive and behavioral disorders has also been of interest. While needed in trace amounts, excess copper can become toxic and trigger symptoms such as hyperactivity and irritability. This webinar will review nutritional therapies that can safely and effectively combat combat cognitive deficits and behavioral disturbances caused by heavy metal exposure.

James M. Greenblatt, M.D. is Chief Medical Officer at Walden, where he oversees eating disorder programs in Massachusetts and Connecticut. He is board-certified in child and adult psychiatry. In addition, Dr. Greenblatt is a clinical faculty member in the psychiatry departments at Tufts Medical School and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. He is the author of six books: Answers to Anorexia (2011), The Breakthrough Depression Solution (2012), Answers to Binge Eating (2014), Integrative Therapies for Depression: Redefining Models for Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention (2015), Nutritional Lithium: The Cinderella Story (2016), and The Breakthrough Depression Solution 2nd eds. (2016). His latest book, Finally Focused, describing integrative therapies for ADHD, will be available Spring 2017 (