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Integrative Psychiatry

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What Is Integrative Psychiatry?

Integrative psychiatry is a holistic approach that uses both conventional and complementary therapies in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Personalized treatments are developed to suit each person's lifestyle and strengthen self-awareness and resources for self-care. These treatments may include:

  • Functional and nutritional assessments of individual health differences and needs, which can be addressed in a natural manner through diet, exercise, and/or supplements
  • Mind-body centering exercises that increase the relaxation response
  • Guided imagery to engage the mind in the healing process
  • gentle bodywork to promote relaxation
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

What Are the Indications for Integrative Psychiatry?

The Center is involved in ongoing research into the benefits of integrative psychiatry for the following disorders:

  • People who want to take responsibility for their well-being by addressing the effects on health of lifestyle, emotions, and social interactions
  • Individuals who have not tolerated or responded optimally to traditional psychiatric treatments
  • Individuals with post-traumatic stress disorders, depression, anxiety, perimenopausal symptoms, and phobias

What Are the Contraindications for Integrative Psychiatry?

  • Individuals with active suicidality or psychosis may require a more intensive level of psychiatric care.

Contact Us

UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine
Shadyside Place
580 S. Aiken Ave, Suite 310
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

For general information or to schedule an appointment, call 412‑623‑3023.