With our increasing understanding of mental health as a multifactorial condition, it is important that we are prepared to consider the wider picture and look at complementary approaches with proven health benefits these may include:
- Assessment with a clinical nutritionist, which offers the opportunity to look at the underlying health and consider supplementation where necessary, in an effort to maximise both daily functioning and success of any medication strategy.
- Newer NICE approved device-based treatments such as rTMS offer a novel approach to conditions that may have proven difficult to treat with medication alone.
- Innovative cannabis-based treatment is a new area that may offer potential benefit for a range of conditions when used either in conjunction with existing medication regimes or as a standalone approach.
I am happy to discuss alternative options with patients and make any necessary referrals as appropriate
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