Functional Medicine at Driftless Integrative Psychiatry
Functional psychiatry at our clinic means focusing on system dysfunctions rather than disease itself.
We think outside the silo of brain health being separate from the rest of your body and look into underlying causes of disease including:
Microbes or other infections
We consider how your immune system, HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal) axis, metabolic health, microbiome, gut health, and vagus nerve function impact your mental health and brain function - and make personalized treatment recommendations based on these factors.
We also may utilize wearable technology and other innovative approaches alongside ancient healing modalities to help you heal from trauma, improve your sleep, ability to adapt to stress, and regulate your blood sugar levels - which all impact your mental health.
Depending on what you're experiencing and your history, we may decide on pursuing lab testing that gives us a better idea of what is truly the root cause of your symptoms.
We're well-versed in the following tests: salivary cortisol, organic acids, stool analysis, 3x4 genetic testing, and Genomind pharmacogenetic testing and may recommend additional specific testing if indicated.