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From renowned integrative physician Kenneth Bock, M.D., comes a groundbreaking approach to understanding adolescent and teen mental health disorders.
Over the past decade, the number of 12- to 17-year-olds suffering from mental health disorders has more than doubled. While adolescents and teens are notorious for moodiness and rebellion, parents today are navigating new terrain as the risk of their children struggling with mental health issues is increasing. But the question remains: What is causing this epidemic?
In Brain Inflamed, acclaimed integrative physician Dr. Kenneth Bock, M.D., shares a revolutionary new view of adolescent and teen mental health--one that suggests many of the mental disorders most common among this population (including depression, anxiety, and OCD) may stem from the same underlying mechanism: systemic inflammation. Dr. Bock explains the essential role of the immune system and the microbiome in mental health, detailing how imbalances in these systems--such as autoimmune conditions, thyroid disorders, or leaky gut syndrome--can generate neurological inflammation.
Dr. Bock's comprehensive, integrative approach considers the whole-body health of his patients. In his evaluations, he often uncovers triggers such a post-strep infections, Lyme disease, gluten sensitivity, and adrenal dysfunction--all of which create imbalances in the body that can produce psychological symptoms.
Filled with powerful stories from Dr. Bock's more than thirty years of experience, Brain Inflamed sheds light on the possible biological underpinnings of many psychiatric illnesses and empowers teens and their families with practical advice--and, perhaps most important hope for a brighter future.
Kenneth Bock, MD is a board-certified physician who received his MD degree with Honor from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1979. An internationally recognized pioneer of integrative medicine, he is the best-selling author of Healing the New Childhood Epidemics, The Road to Immunity, Natural Relief for Your Child's Asthma, and The Germ Survival Guide. He has also contributed to numerous professional publications and is an in-demand national and international speaker. Over the course of his thirty-five-year career, he has become known for his unique ability to identify and untangle the most complex, multisystem, multi-symptom medical cases. His world-renowned private practice, Bock Integrative Medicine, is located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, in Red Hook, New York.
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