Both our Family Physicians have an interest and experience in treating psychiatric issues such as anxiety and depression. We are also interested in looking at underlying health issues such as genetic, hormone and vitamin deficiencies/ imbalance that may be contributing.
Optimal family health has practitioners who can deal with a wide range of mental health issues. Dr Salmond and Dr Chan-Metcalfe with the help of our psychologists and counsellors have extensive experience in dealing with a wide range of psychiatric/ psychological disorders including depression, anxiety, acute stress, attention deficit disorder (ADHD/ADD), eating disorders, mood imbalance, grief disorders, alcoholism and addiction.
We have several psychologists and counsellors who specialize in various areas from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for a wide range of conditions from depression, anxiety and eating disorders to relationship issues and grief counselling.
Dr Salmond has a special interest in holistic treatment of mental health issues. She is interested in looking at the underlying causes of imbalance in brain chemicals from a genetic and biochemical basis. She strives where possible to correct these imbalances with natural hormones and supplements. Should medication be required she has extensive experience in psychiatric medications and treatment of adults and teenagers.
She also has a special interest in attention deficit disorder and can treat all ages from children to adults.
Our osteopath can complement treatment of certain types of mental health issues.
Osteopathy focuses on the treatment of the mind and body as a connected unit. In treating imbalances in the body the mind can be helped also.