Holistic Psychiatrist Dr. Patrica Gerbarg Is Featured Speaker At Women's Health and Fitness Expo on May 2, 2009 in New York

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Internationally renowned holistic mental health expert and pioneer of CAM (complementary and alternative medicine), Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, will discuss How To Stay Up When the Economy Is Down: Natural Ways to Reduce Worry and Boost Your Energy and Mood on Saturday, May 2, 2009, at the 9th Annual Women's Health and Fitness Expo in Kingston, New York. She will include wellness solutions from the highly-praised new book she co-authored with Drs. Richard P. Brown and Dr. Philip Muskin, How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health Care (WW Norton, January 2009).

Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD, internationally renowned holistic mental health expert and pioneer of CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) will be a featured speaker at the 9th Annual Women's Health and Fitness Expo at Tech City, Kingston, New York, Saturday, May 2, 2009, from 8 am to 9 am. She will discuss How to Stay Up When the Economy Is Down: Natural Ways to Reduce Worry and Boost Your Energy and Mood. She will include wellness solutions from the highly-praised new book she co-authored with Drs. Richard P. Brown and Dr. Philip Muskin, How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health Care (WW Norton, January 2009).

"When the economy is down, stress and worry can cause physical and mental exhaustion. Maintaining your energy in times of stress is crucial. When your energy level plummets, your mood goes with it," says Dr. Gerbarg. The talk will include low-cost, effective methods for improving energy, mood, productivity, and stress-resilience as well as the best practices for combining herbs (such as Rhodiola rosea), nutrients, and Breath-Body-Mind practices to support oneself, one's family, and friends through challenging times.

Dr. Gerbarg is a clinically trained psychiatrist and Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychiatry at New York Medical College. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. In addition to her clinical practice in Kingston, NY, she provides consultation and facilitates the development of research projects on the health benefits of mind-body practices for recovery from mass disasters such at the September 11th World Trade Center attacks, the southeast Asian tsunami, and military personnel.

Dr. Gerbarg has been interviewed extensively by radio stations, magazines, and newspapers. She and her co-author husband, psychiatrist Richard P. Brown, MD, maintain a web site providing health information and resources at HaveAHealthyMind.com.

Debra Karnasiewicz, MD, internist and founder of the Women's Health and Fitness Foundation, and of the Women's Health and Fitness Expo, comments that the approach and focus of this Expo "is very unique; we bring it all together in one place so women can choose what appeals to them. Becoming more health-conscious is a process and it's different for everybody. We give women access to the best information and experts in the fields of health, nutrition and fitness." More information on the Expo can be found at WomensHealthExpo.com.

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