Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Redefined
We are facing an unprecedented crisis of mental illness in today’s children and teens. We desperately need more effective, functional medicine solutions. Watch a groundbreaking 2-day symposium (available on demand) featuring renowned clinical experts as they share cutting-edge integrative research and evidence-based treatment protocols for topics ranging from treating nutritional deficiencies to hormonal imbalances, gut flora problems and toxicities, to genetic defects and more.
Mental health and neurological conditions are reaching alarming levels in children and teens across the globe. The COVID-19 pandemic has only intensified mental health challenges among children and teens, especially when it comes to adolescent depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief and suicidal ideation. Research has found that rates of suicide in 2016 among teenagers were 48% higher than in 2000–a concerning pre-pandemic statistic alone. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, rates of mental health problems in children and adolescents were concerning (Whitney 2019). To make matters worse, prescribing medications to children for mental health conditions is common, yet effectiveness is exceedingly poor. And unfortunately, for many mental health disorders, there are no approved medications for core symptoms.
Who Should Attend this Symposium?
This symposium is ideal for the following professions:
Psychiatrists, Pediatricians & Clinicians
Psychologists, Therapists, Counselors, Social Workers, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses
Functional & Integrative Medicine Physicians
We are facing a growing youth mental health crisis. And since the pandemic, rates of mental health disorders appear to have worsened.
A survey in the United States evaluated mental health in adults and teens during the pandemic, revealing that in teenagers 55% had depression, 48% anxiety, 45% post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), 58% prolonged grief, and 37% suicidal ideation (Murata 2020). And the problem appears to be global. Studies out of China have shown rates of depression and anxiety in adolescents reaching as high as 43.7% and 37.4% respectively (Zhou 2020).
Currently, suicide is the second leading cause of death in adolescents after accidents (CDC 2020), and the data indicates the rates of suicide are increasing among teenagers. The rate of suicide in the United States for both boys and girls has increased up through 2016 with rates 48% higher than they were in 2000 (Miron 2019) – a concerning statistic even before the pandemic.
The time to act is now, as rates of mental illness have been found to be higher as adolescents approach adulthood (Racine 2020).
Teenagers aren’t the only demographic facing unprecedented mental health challenges. In children, autism has increased to 1 in 54 (Maenner 2020), and rates of developmental disability in children overall are 1 in 6, or 17% (Zablotsky 2019). Along those same lines, eating disorder rates have more than doubled worldwide, from 3.5% during 2000-2006, increasing to 7.8% from 2013-2018 (Galmiche 2019).
While prescribing medications to children for mental health conditions is common, effectiveness is exceedingly poor and in need of transformation. As of 2008, doctors prescribed antidepressant medication to about ⅓ of children struggling with depression in the United states (Murphy 2014). Yet a recent meta-analysis came to the conclusion that of 16 different standard antidepressants, only fluoxetine had any efficacy for treating depression in children (Zhou 2020). More serious still, for many mental health disorders, such as autism and anorexia, there aren’t any approved medications for core symptoms.
Discover solutions to transform mental health care for today’s youth population.
What is Psychiatry Redefined?
- An educational platform for practitioners who seek to move beyond symptom management or suppression and instead offer patients real recovery.
- A beacon of hope for individuals struggling with mental illness who are tired of ineffective treatments and ‘one size fits all’ interventions who seek personalized care.
- A bridge between discovery and application that infuses integrated therapeutic models with the very latest in scientific research.
- A vision brought to life for mental health professionals, patients, family members, and caregivers that focuses not only on neurologic health but also physical and emotional wellness. A functional roadmap integrating mind and body together in order to achieve balance and lasting health.
- A new model to move the field of psychiatry along a path illuminated by science.
Dr. Greenblatt, Founder
A pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, James M. Greenblatt, MD, has treated patients since 1988. After receiving his medical degree and completing his psychiatry residency at George Washington University, Dr. Greenblatt completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. 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 and Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine.
An acknowledged integrative medicine expert, educator, and author, Dr. Greenblatt has lectured internationally on the scientific evidence for nutritional interventions in psychiatry and mental illness. Through three decades of practice and research, Dr. Greenblatt is a leading contributor to helping physicians and patients understand the role of personalized medicine for mental illness.
He is the author of seven books, including Finally Focused: The Breakthrough Natural Treatment Plan for ADHD; Nutritional Lithium: A Cinderella Story; Answers to Anorexia; Integrative Medicine for Alzheimer’s; and Integrative Medicine for Binge Eating.
Dr. Greenblatt is the founder of Psychiatry Redefined, an educational platform dedicated to the transformation of psychiatry. Psychiatry Redefined offers online CME-approved courses, webinars, and fellowships for professionals to learn about functional and integrative medicine for mental illness. To learn more, please visit www.JamesGreenblattMD.com.