Anxiety disorders appear to be caused by an interaction of biopsychosocial factors, including genetic vulnerability, which interact with situations, stress or trauma to produce clinically significant syndromes. Symptoms vary depending on the specific anxiety disorder.
While often very adaptable, children are just as vulnerable to mood imbalances as adults. Children may have thoughts and feelings that are dificult to articulate, so it is helpful to look for signs of mood issues.
Trudy takes us through the core neurotransmitters that influence our mood and behaviour and how to recognise the patient presentation when they're out of balance.
In this podcast Trudy dives into GABA and the gut-brain axis as well as the role of methylation and histamine in mood disorders. She also discusses the clinical issues to be aware of in managing patients with a history of benzodiazepine use.
Dr Brandon Brock joins Andrew to give our listeners some insight into the many opportunities that taking an integrative approach can have in helping those living with PTSD.
According to Mim Beim, teaching patients to breath better helps them heal faster. Today she shares some insights into Buteyko and diaphragmatic breathing and the diversity of benefits it offers as an adjunct in naturopathic treatment.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) tends to commence in late childhood to early adolescence and, whilst not yet proven, it is believed that genetic susceptibility may play a role in its development.
Functional pathology testing for neurotransmitters may offer some insights for practitioners who are treating depression, anxiety, insomnia and chronic pain. Beth Bundy talks testing benefits and pitfalls.