The basics of nutrition are anything but basic when it comes to mental health.
Transformative Nutritional Approaches for Borderline Personality Disorder
By Dr. James Greenblatt
In this presentation, Dr. Greenblatt offers novel insights into the metabolic, neurological, hormonal, and genetic underpinnings of BPD, introducing a functional medicine model for effective treatment. He examines how omega-3 fatty acids, low dose lithium, L-theanine, and B vitamins impact presentation of this disorder, along with nutritional interventions to stabilize mood, reduce agitation and irritability, mitigate suicidality, and optimize brain and neurotransmitter production.
Integrative Innovations in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder
By Dr. Leslie Korn
In this presentation, Dr. Korn explores innovations in Integrative Medicine for effective interventions for BPD, including a critique of the current diagnostic category, and the limitations (failures) of medications. She also presents an integrative approach using the BrainBow Blueprint, integrating dietary and nutritional supplementation, herbal medicine, somatic therapies, enhancing interpersonal rapport, and self-care adherence.
Meet Dr. James Greenblatt
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 is 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 eight books, including the best-seller, Finally Focused: The Breakthrough Natural Treatment Plan for ADHD. His latest book, Answers to Anorexia, was released in October 2021 and his newest book, Functional & Integrative Medicine for Antidepressant Withdrawal, is now available.
Meet Dr. Leslie Korn
Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH specializes in post-trauma therapy, treating complex physical and emotional illness by integrating psychotherapy, bodywork, yoga, herbal medicine and nutrition. For over 25 years, Leslie directed a pro bono traditional medicine clinic in the jungle of Mexico working with indigenous healers and directed yoga and bodywork teacher training and internships. Leslie completed her academic studies at Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Union Institute and Lesley University.
Leslie has been university faculty at two Naturopathic medical schools, at CIIS and at Capella University where she was full time, counseling fieldwork faculty in both MS and PhD programs for over 10 years. She is licensed as an LMHC, Board Certified in Massage and Bodywork, a Board approved Clinical Supervisor and is certified in Functional Nutrition. She is the author of nine books and numerous peer-reviewed papers. Learn more about Dr. Korn.