The Critical Role of Nutrition and Sleep

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Today’s guest is Ann Childers, M.D. Dr. Childers is a child and adult psychiatric physician with a special interest in regaining the physical and mental health of children, adolescents and adults through standard psychiatric care integrated with principles of nutrition and sleep.

Dr. Childers has contributed to a number of textbooks, notably among them the chapter entitled ‘Nutritional Aspects of Psychiatry’ in the book Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: The Essentials.  Dr. Ann is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association, the Nutrition and Metabolism Society, the Obesity Medicine Association, and Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

A local and international lecturer, you can find many of Dr. Childers’ lectures and podcasts online.  She has a private practice in Portland, Oregon, where she welcomes people who desire an integrated approach to psychiatric care, sleep, nutrition and metabolism management.

Links of Interest:

Life Balance Northwest, Dr. Ann’s Psychiatric Clinic

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: The Essentials

Dr. Ann on Twitter

Ann Childers, MD at Psychology Today

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