I highly recommend Dr. Larson.
She is the best of the best.
I would send everyone to her if they can go.
She is a pioneer in this field.
She does testing for everything so that she has objective proof as to what is wrong, and then after you are given the appropriate treatment, then she can test you again to show that the abnormal values have been corrected.
She said in one of her speeches that some doctors who have opened clinics to try and do what she does, want to skip the tests, but she says that it is very important to do the tests so you know exactly what you are dealing with in each case.
She also noted that some doctors don’t do some of the older tests, such as testing for hypoglycemia by doing a 5-Hour Glucose Tolerance Test, because they have moved onto more glorious things, but again, she says it is essential to do all of these tests.
Modern psychiatry / modern medicine does NO lab tests.
They mean well, but they have been fooled by the drug companies, through the guidelines put out by the American Psychiatric Association which are written by key opinion leaders who have been paid by the drug companies, to diagnose everything from a book, and have been convinced that drugs are the answer for all of these problems.
But this is dead wrong.
People given antidepressants do WORSE in the long run than those given NO drugs at all as discussed in Robert Whitaker’s book “Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America”.
Abram Hoffer, MD PhD, noted the exact same thing about antipsychotic drugs about 40 years ago—that schizophrenics given them did WORSE in the long run than those NOT given drugs.
So this should not be a surprise by anyone, but most people, including most doctors and psychiatrists, are not familiar with the older research showing this, and instead have been fooled into believing that drugs are miracle cures, but they are not.
Drugs are NOT the answer for psychiatric problems.
Here is contact info for Dr. Larson.
If you have questions, I would call and talk to her.
I also like the reason that Dr. Larson got into the field.
She did so after her son committed suicide after getting out of a hospital-based Talk Therapy program to treat drug and alcohol problems he developed after her husband / his father died suddenly of a heart attack.
She thought the Talk Therapy would cure him, but instead, because they made him admit all the mistakes in his life, it could be argued that it pushed him over the edge.
She thought there must be a better way, and so, began reading everything she could, and found the research of famous American Biochemist, Roger Williams, PhD.
She opened her clinic in 1980 with her last few dollars to help people with drug and alcohol problems.
She then found that just about everyone who walked through her door also had anxiety and depression.
So she started treating people with anxiety and depression also.
She realized that both drug and alcohol problems, as well as anxiety and depression, are both caused by underlying biochemical glitches that cause people to fell anxious or depressed.
People with drug and alcohol problems have found that they can temporarily relieve their anxiety and depression by the use of drugs or alcohol.
This is why they crave drugs and alcohol, in order to relieve their anxiety and depression.
Joan is the best.
Here is her contact info.
Joan Mathews Larson, PhD
Health Recovery Center
3255 Hennepin Av S
Minneapolis, MN 55408 USA
1-800-554-9155 phone toll-free
(612) 827-7800 phone
(612) 827-1948 fax
Hours: 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM (CST)
Monday thru Friday
If you go see her, let me know how you do.