Dr Pratima Singh
Mental health being treated via the use of lifestyle interventions may appear novel to the Western world but it is something that has been done for centuries. Having the scientific research to back up the claims of the use of nutrition in mental health disorders will add to the support of this use in General Practice. The current medical model focuses on pharmacotherapy and comes with a host of side effects, as well as leaving the patient as a passive onlooker to their treatment. Taking a Lifestyle Medicine approach allows the patient to take an active role in their recovery. Whilst Pratima’s talk mainly covered nutrition, other modules in this course will include physical activity, meditation, sleep and stress as additional ways a patient may improve their mental health.