The way I practice psychiatry was transformed by my experience with patients, family, and even in dealing with my own health. The common theme in all areas was the notion that mental health disorders involve more than the mind and psychiatric medications. Don’t get me wrong, all of those same rules apply in both diagnosing and treating these disorders, but there is a whole other perspectives that enriches the work.

In my functional medicine approach to psychiatry, I look at your life thoroughly; from your DNA up through your relationships. Problems in any of the layers of life can cause mental health issues. With your DNA, I want to look at your version of different genes (known as Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms). This information provides hints of what is happening in you at a molecular level. I use that knowledge to better understand your particular physiology.

The next layer to assess is your saliva, blood, urine, and possibly stool. These tests let me assess your nutritional status, gut biome, hormones, and metabolites. That information is combined with the DNA findings to start constructing your treatment plan.

You will of course have a standard psychiatric evaluation and medication regimen as part of your care. All of this knowledge is used to construct a comprehensive treatment plan designed to help you achieve mental health. This approach has provided unique solutions for patients dealing with challenging mental health issues.

Reach out to me and I will let you know if I can help you. Either way, I will point you in the right direction.

 
 

"When it comes to living your life to the fullest, and being truly happy, there are many factors to consider and balance. Everything from your food, exercise, environment, people, schedule, and budget impact your state of mind, in addition to the medicines you take. Rushing in and getting pills does not always solve the problem. At the same time avoiding medications, and spending years in talk therapy alone, also does not always solve the problem. By reviewing the multiple facets of your life, it becomes possible to find a path that gets around the barriers to living your fullest way. Throughout my career, I have had the honor to get to know my patients and help them achieve their personal goals through mental health. And, I measure my success not simply by my ability to alleviate their symptoms, but instead by my ability to improve the quality of their lives. I hope I will have the opportunity to do the same with you."

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Dr. Jacques Jospitre, Jr. is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who holds a medical degree from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. He received additional training in buprenorphine detoxification for opioid addiction and has advanced training in Functional Medicine.

Dr. Jospitre is a founder of SohoMD. He is also an avid C++ and Python developer.

 

 

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