While no one doubts that body, brain, and mind comprise an integrated system; modern psychiatry is increasingly practiced in an organ and symptom-specific manner. Integrative Psychiatry attempts to unify this fragmented approach in a responsible, scientific and clinically useful manner.

 

Integrative Psychiatry offers to optimize current available treatments, since the rush for scientific progress marginalizes proven treatments and age-old wisdom.

 

By using available knowledge, based on solid scientific data, TIIPS highlights the benefit of merging complementary aspects of medicine and psychiatry.

 

We want to identify conditions where integrative approaches to body, mind, and treatment are essential to recovery and maintenance of good health.

 

In fact, far from being revolutionary, the body/mind connection is intuitively grasped by all, and has been that way throughout human history.

 

The Institute consists of renowned physicians, academicians and healthcare professionals, all of whom are committed to making a positive contribution to the way we treat our patients.

 

Our guiding principle is ‘Optimizing currently available treatments’ rather than looking for new ones.

 
October 31 2017 by Dr. Kaminski

Avant Garde Psychiatry

I see my early life as divided into distinct stages: the first decade was a time of innocence and wonderment, the second decade a grand rehearsal for adulthood. Young adulthood had not begun until I turned 20. That order of my early life seems quaint today. In our 21st century Western society, we have a “cultural growth spurt”: innocence gives way at 6, adulthood rehearsal occurs in preteens, which turns into “adulthood” in middle and late teenage years. Consequently, many arrive at their actual young adulthood jaded, wizened and bored. While young people experience maturity at an accelerated pace, our instincts cannot be pushed to match the rapid social and cultural changes. Thus, the juxtaposition of contemporary experience and ancient instincts is more a collision course than a harmonious shared journey. This interplay between nature and nurture is made even more discordant by the breakneck, exponential progress of modern technology. This is a very recent phenomenon. In the past 10,000 years, from early agricultural society until 300 years ago, every member of a generation could expect to live life analogous to the previous generation or the future one. Every generation was identical in all aspects of daily life: The velocity of travel, life expectancy, the total dependency on the elements; all have barely progressed throughout the millennia. Humans lived in moving frames of a “perceptual here and now”, invariably bound by the limits of their senses. The elders were seen as a possessing trove of information by experience, something that the “Google generation” finds...read more
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