Noshene Ranjbar

Integrative Approaches to Mental Health

Guest Name and Bio:
Dr. Noshene Ranjbar

Born and raised in Tehran, Iran until immigrating to the US in adolescence, Dr. Noshene Ranjbar developed a passion for a holistic view of medicine and healing from early on in her life. Throughout her studies and life experiences, including her own illness as well as caring for her mom who suffered from several autoimmune illnesses and cancer, to fostering children with PTSD and volunteering on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and in refugee communities, she developed a keen interest in approaches to healing trauma and advocating for holistic mental health in culturally appropriate ways. Harvard trained and board certified in General Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and Integrative Medicine, she is currently Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona and Division Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is co-founder of the Integrative Psychiatry Program at the UA and now serves as Training Director of the Integrative Psychiatry Fellowship and Track, as well as Medical Director of the Integrative Psychiatry Clinic at Banner-University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson. In collaboration with The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, and as a Robert Wood Johnson Culture of Health Leader, she continues to expand her work in integrative mental health and in working with the underserved, particularly with American Indian communities as well as those seeking asylum.

What you will learn from this episode:

  • What is integrative psychiatry
  • What are the best mind-body therapies
  • What natural therapies can be useful for mental health
  • The role of diet and nutrition in mental health
  • How we can learn from and use indigenous practices in modern times to help us with our mental health

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