Brain Energy – A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Mental Health | How To Academy


Wed, 13 March 2024

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm GMT

Brain Energy – A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Mental Health

Harvard Medical School’s Dr Christopher Palmer In Conversation With Kirkland Newman

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What causes mental illness? Harvard’s Christopher Palmer is pioneering a new framework with new treatment pathways for anxiety, depression, PTSD and more.

We are in the midst of a global mental health crisis, and mental illnesses are on the rise. Why are mental health problems so hard to treat? Drawing on decades of research, Harvard psychiatrist Dr Chris Palmer has developed a revolutionary new understanding that for the first time unites our existing knowledge about mental illness within a single framework: mental disorders are metabolic disorders of the brain.

In conversation with the Founder and Editor of MindHealth360, Kirkland Newman, he will explain this new understanding of mental illness in detail, from symptoms and risk factors to what is happening in brain cells, and shed light on the new treatment pathways available today that promote long-term healing.

Pairing cutting-edge science with practical advice and strategies to help people reclaim their mental health, this is an unmissable livestream event.

This event is presented in partnership with MindHealth360, a free, global resource for integrative mental health and functional medicine psychiatry that revolutionises the way mental health is approached in the mainstream.

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Dr Christopher M. Palmer

Harvard Psychiatrist

Dr Christopher M. Palmer is a Harvard psychiatrist and researcher working at the interface of metabolism and mental health. He is the Founder and Director of the Metabolic and Mental Health Program and the Director of the Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education at McLean Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. For over 25 years, he has held administrative, educational, research, and clinical roles in psychiatry at McLean and Harvard. He has been pioneering the use of the medical ketogenic diet in the treatment of psychiatric disorders—conducting research in this area, treating patients, writing, and speaking around the world on this topic. Most recently, he has proposed that mental disorders can be understood as metabolic disorders affecting the brain, which has received widespread recognition in both national and international media outlets.

Kirkland Newman

Journalist, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Kirkland Newman is an anglo-american journalist, entrepreneur and philanthropist. She founded and runs the successful integrative mental health website, MindHealth360, which provides free information and resources on integrative mental health and functional medicine psychiatry to those suffering from mental health issues, their friends, family and health practitioners. She also founded and hosts The MindHealth360 Show, which interviews leading integrative mental health practitioners from around the world.