Integrative and Holistic Medicine is the healing-oriented and patient-centered practice of medicine which focuses on the whole person (mind, body, spirit), drawing on both the appropriate use of conventional as well as complementary and alternative medicine methods to facilitate the body's innate healing response. Functional Medicine is a specialty of Integrative Medicine, which seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease and illness using a systems-oriented approach. FM incorporates multiple aspects of medicine (traditionally thought of as separate fields of medicine rather than integrated), such as Endocrinology (Hormones), Gastroenterology (GI/Gut-Brain Axis), Immunology (Immune System/Autoimmunity), and Psychiatry/Neurology (Mood Disorders, Neurodegenerative Disorders). Integrative, Holistic and Functional Medicine uses the broader concepts of promotion of health and prevention of illness, as well as the treatment of disease.
As Dr. Shadid is a board certified Integrative Psychiatrist and board certified Functional Medicine Physician, she incorporates multiple evidence-based medicine modalities to better address and treat the root causes of mental health symptoms. She provides evaluation and treatment for Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Attention and Cognitive Disorders, Personality and Behavioral Disorders. Because Dr. Shadid is an Adult Psychiatrist, she treats patients from the ages 18-70, and does not evaluate nor treat children or adolescent patients.
Dr. Shadid is passionate about evaluating for the root causes of mental health symptoms, and utilizes specialized laboratory testing in order to minimize the typical "trial and error" method of psychiatry treatment. She often incorporates Hormone Testing, Microbiome-Gut-Nutrition Evaluations, Metabolic and Immune/Inflammation Testing, as well as Pharmacodynamic/Pharmacokinetic and Nutrigenomic Genetic Testing.
As part of her Holistic Psychiatry practice, Dr. Shadid offers individual psychotherapy services to all of her patients. Dr. Shadid believes psychotherapy is such an important part of the treatment plan and will discuss with patients the most appropriate and/or effective type of psychotherapy that a patient may need or benefit from. She does not provide couples counseling or family therapy services.
Dr. Shadid is trained in multiple types of psychotherapies which include:
Dr. Shadid has additional training and certification in Integrative and Holistic Medicine and provides psychoeducation and treatment recommendations to her patients incorporating aspects of Nutritional Psychiatry, Lifestyle Medicine, and Stress Mangagement.