Dr. Natalie Rasgon
Metabolic Psychiatry is a discipline that integrates the study and treatment of psychiatric illness and metabolic abnormalities. Metabolic abnormalities include conditions such as insulin resistance and pre-diabetes. In turn, these physical states are associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and premature brain aging. Years of research have shown a strong connection between these diseases and mental health disorders such as depression, bipolar illness, schizophrenia, eating disorders and anxiety disorders. In addition, stress and trauma can lead to both metabolic and mental illnesses. I bring more than four decades of clinical and research experience in metabolic psychiatry at UCLA and Stanford University to offer comprehensive evaluations and a personalized medicine approach to the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric conditions.