Depression, a disabling illness that threatens to become the major cause of disability worldwide by the year 2020, is surprisingly common, affecting over 15 million individuals in the United States alone. But the statistics regarding recovery are dismal. Standard treatment for depression successfully eliminates symptoms in only 33% of patients, and in roughly 70% of those with depression, it recurs.
In his book, The Breakthrough Depression Solution, today''s special guest Dr. James Greenblatt offers a new approach to this devastating and debilitating illness grounded in personalized medicine. This approach focuses on medicine tailored to each individual. Just as personality and appearance is unique, so are the factors that contribute to depression. Focusing on personalized medicine, Dr. Greenblatt concentrates on nutrition, genetics, stress, and when needed, technology to ensure that medications and treatment are targeted towards individual biochemistry. By identifying and addressing all the factors that contribute, depression can be successfully treated!
James M. Greenblatt, MD, is a dually certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist specializing in treating patients with mood disorders and complex eating disorders since 1990. He is a respected expert in integrative medicine and has traveled through the United States and abroad lecturing to physicians on the scientific basis for the integrative medicine of depression and eating disorders. He currently serves as the chief medical officer and vice president of medical services at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, Massachusetts. Dr. Greenblatt is also an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston as well as Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.
To learn more about Dr. Greenblatt please visit http://www.jamesgreenblattmd.com