Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Chris Palmer joins Chris in this episode of Revolution Health Radio to talk about metabolic psychiatry and his brain energy theory of mental illness. They discuss why classifying mental disorders as “separate” conditions is misleading; the connections between mental illness and disorders linked to metabolism, including diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, pain disorders, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, and epilepsy; the link between metabolism and factors known to play a role in mental health, including genetics, inflammation, hormones, neurotransmitters, sleep, stress, and trauma; the evidence that current mental health treatments, including both medications and therapies, likely work by affecting metabolism; and new approaches to treatment that people can use to promote long-term health and healing.
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