Complementary & Integrative Medicine (CIM) Committee
Chair, Beata Lewis, M.D.

Committee Charge

Our mission is to further medical and public understanding of complementary and integrative medicine in psychiatry. We offer scientific sessions, listserv news, and updates to our members. We educate our patients and the medical community.

*If you would like more information about this committee, please contact us at [email protected].

Committee Meetings

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Recent Events

Implementation of Pharmacogenetic Testing in Psychiatry
November 10, 2022

Speaker: Chad Bousman, MPH, Ph.D.

Previous Events

How Mood is Affected by Minerals, Histamine, Copper, Methylation, and Pyrroles
November 13, 2018

The speakers described the effects of methylation and micro nutrients (e.g. vitamins A, C, D, B6, niacin, magnesium, and SAM-e) on neurotransmission, and how copper toxicity or dominance and various degrees of mast cell activation cause psychiatric symptoms in many patients.

The Management of Anxiety, Insomnia, and Pain with Cannabidiol & Other Integrative Modalities
November 15, 2017 

Presentations included topics on the use of Cannabidiol (CBD) for the management of anxiety, insomnia, and pain, as well as other complementary and integrative approaches to managing the above conditions, including omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D3, magnesium, and other nutrients. 














Novel Approaches to Managing Treatment-Resistant Depression
November 12, 2016

During a half-day conference, attendees learned about factors contributing to depression, such as:

  • Deficiencies (and relative deficiencies) in vitamin D, B vitamins, amino acids, omega-3 fatty acids, and more
  • Genetic polymorphisms
  • Inflammatory reactions to foods
  • Environmental causes (molds, heavy metals, etc.)
  • Intestinal malabsorption
  • Hormonal factors
  • Stealth infections such as Lyme disease