Dr. Chris Palmer, MD received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. He did his internship and psychiatry residency at McLean Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. He is currently the Director of the Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education at McLean Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
In this episode, we cover topics like the impact of mental health meds on our metabolic health, the role of metabolic health in mental health, the Brain Energy model for mental health, and how nutrition and lifestyle interventions can play a major role in the treatment of mental health disorders.
Dr. Palmer is a wealth of knowledge and has an incredible ability to take complex topics and break them down into easy-to-understand conversations. Thus, this episode features a ton of practical information that you can use to help make an action plan for taking control of your mental health.
Dr. Palmer is the author of the newly published book Brain Energy: A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Mental Health - and Improving Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, and More. I can't recommend this book enough as it is everything you need to fully understand the role our metabolic health plays in mental health and it's a sneak peek into where the world of psychiatric medicine is headed!