Integrative approaches to medicine have gained momentum in recent years in response to the growing problem of medical hyper- specialization.
Integrative approaches to medicine have gained momentum in recent years in response to the growing problem of medical hyper-specialization. While no one doubts that the human body is an integrated system, whereby each element is dependent on the rest for normal function, modern medicine is increasingly practiced in an “organ specific” way. Consequently, many people receive care, which is compromised by this “tunnel vision” and could have grave implications to their health. The situation is even worse in psychiatry where the essential inter-connection between body, brain and mind is often overlooked and marginalized. Mind being thoughts, feelings and other abstract aspects of the human conscious experience. Integrative Psychiatry unifies this fragmented approach in a responsible, scientific and clinically useful manner.