Root Causes of “Mental Illness”

First, do no harm. – Hippocratic Oath

Root Cause Assessment of Psychosis

British Medical Journal – Best Practice Assessment of Psychosis – Step-by-Step Diagnostic Approach

Carl Pfeiffer, MD, PhD – Twenty-Nine Medical Causes of “Schizophrenia”

Need for Comprehensive Medical Exam

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments in Psychiatry – Chapter Two – Addressing Head Injuries, Thyroid Issues, Sleep Disorders and Other Medical Conditions

Etiological Factors

Safe Harbor Articles – Various Medical Conditions Misdiagnosed as Mental Disorders

Alcohol, Marijuana, Drug-Induced Psychosis – Prescription/Illegal

Mad in America – Polypharmacy/Bipolar Illness

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal – Rapid/Unsupported

Mad in America – Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Resources

Sleep Disorders

Advances in Psychiatric Treatment – Misdiagnosing Sleep Disorders as Primary Psychiatric Conditions

Light Deficiency

Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms – Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Nonseasonal Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Other Health Conditions

Need for Oxygen

International Hyperbaric Medical Association – Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Traumatic Stress and Other Health Conditions

Toxic Exposure

Franklin Institute – Heavy Metals and the Brain – Lower Intelligence, Delinquency, ADHD, Alzheimer’s Disease, Mental Decline

International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology – Dental Mercury – Various Mental and Other Health Conditions

Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease

Tick-Borne Disease Alliance – Various Mental and Other Health Conditions

Thyroid Imbalance

Safe Harbor – Hyperthyroid State – Bipolar Disorder, Restlessness, Insomnia and Irritability / Hypothyroid State – Depression and Low Energy

Hormonal Imbalance

Safe Harbor – Estrogen Dominance – Various Mental and Other Health Conditions

Blood Glucose Levels 

Medical News Today – Diabetes and Depression

Safe Harbor – Hypoglycemia – Anxiety, Depression and Fatigue

Digestion and Absorption Difficulties

Kelly Brogan, MD – From Gut to Brain and Back Again – Various Mental and Other Health Conditions (video)

Michael Greger, MD – Gut Feelings: Probiotics and Mental Health (video)

Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD – Gut and Psychology Syndrome – Autism, ADHD/ADD, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Schizophrenia, Various Other Health Conditions

Food Sensitivities

Mary Ann Block, DO – Environmental (Cerebral) Allergies – ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression and Other Health Conditions

DoctorYourself – Caffeine Allergy – Various Mental Health Conditions

Food for the Brain Foundation – Celiac Disease and Severe Gluten Allergy – Schizophrenia/Psychosis

GFCF (Gluten-Free/Casein-Free) Diet Intervention – Autism

Nutritional Deficiencies/Dependencies