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Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD

Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD

Dr Gerbarg is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY.

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Slow voluntarily regulated breathing practices are noninvasive, easy to learn, and generally safe for treating patients with symptoms of anxiety, insomnia, depression, stress- and trauma-related disorders, ADHD, schizophrenia, and substance abuse.

Top-down approaches, in which the mind of the therapist engages the mind of the patient, have dominated traditional psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.

This article highlights evidence-based treatment with herbs and nutrients with good tolerability and potential benefit when integrated into psychiatric practices.

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