THIRD PATH PSYCHIATRY
Kelly Brogan, MD, ABIHM, is a Manhattan-based holistic women’s health psychiatrist, author of the book, A Mind of Your Own and co-editor of the landmark textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depression. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from MIT in Systems Neuroscience. She is board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine, and is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. She is a mother of two.
She is a holistic women’s health psychiatrist, who hopes to introduce this community to a new perspective on psychiatry and wellness that extends beyond the current medication/therapy paradigm. She practices functional medicine which endeavors to identify individual, root cause contributors to current symptoms with the goal of enhancing and supporting our bodies’ own infinitely complex mechanisms and their native drive toward homeostasis. Our bodies and minds want to be well. For many, addressing these imbalances is Occam’s razor to health. She believes strongly in the sanctity of the precautionary principle (“first do no harm”) and the employment of true informed consent for exposure. She believes we must remain humble about the knowledge we have acquired, curious about the exceptions to our rules, and vigilant about the investigation of influences on our delivery of medical care.