Anti-depressants and sexual dysfunction with psychiatrist + sex therapist Dr. Barbara Bartlik and comedian Andrew Collin! We discuss weighing out the pros and cons when it comes to maintaining sexual and mental health, and Dr. Bartlik offers advice for anyone dealing with similar issues. Andrew tells us about his journey with anxiety, depression and medication. We cover the sexual frustration that comes with the loss of orgasms while on SSRIs and how he has learned to cope, with sex positions that work best for him.
Almost Therapy: A Comedy Show About Mental Health| February 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm EST |Caveat at 21 A Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002
Psychiatrist and Sex Therapist, Dr. Barbara Bartlik, her daughter, comic Betsy Carroll, and other comedians will present a show that combines comedy and information called, “Almost Therapy: A Comedy Show About Mental Health.” During the show, “No holds barred” questions about mental health and sexuality will be answered.
2022 New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NYANP) Annual Conference Oct 15, 8:30 am- 8:00 pm EST; Bartlik and Mindes presentation at 5:00 PM, FREE
TOPIC: Mental & Sexual Health and the Covid-19 pandemic: A New Synthesis and the Need for Public Education
About the presentation: Dr. Bartlik and Janet Mindes, PhD, will be presenting at the 2022 annual conference of the NYANP (NYANP.org) on the topic of Mental & Sexual Health and the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic changed the way people relate to one another sexually. Depression and anxiety increased, as well as some types of sexual dysfunction. Living through the COVID-19 pandemic also changed the way many people take care of their health and prioritize wellness. An integrative medicine approach combining optimum nutrition, regular exercise, and other health-promoting habits often can prevent or mitigate many health problems, improve mood and improve sexual function. Taking targeted vitamins, minerals, and botanical supplements also can support health and wellness, help people safely reduce the medication(s) they take and/or lower the dosage, reduce associated side effects, and positively impact sexual and mental health.
The New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NYANP) is a not-for-profit organization and the professional organization for Naturopathic Doctors in New York State.
9.5 CEUs and FREE registration!
Link to registration: https://nyanp.tradewing.com/conference/hPu7HbCbuygTXb4cF
Katonah Study Group October 19, 2022, at 6:30 pm EST, FREE
TOPIC: Healthy Brain, Body & Sexuality with Less Medication
About the presentation: Without adequate amounts of essential nutrients, those who take medications are more likely to suffer from nutrient depletion, low mood, low energy, and sexual dysfunction. Integrative medicine (IM) can often prevent or mitigate many health problems and allow for reduced dosages of medications — thus avoiding side effects. Eating health-promoting foods and taking vitamins, minerals, and botanical supplements can support health and wellness and positively impact sexual and mental health. For example, nitric oxide (NO) boosts blood flow to the genitals and other parts of the body including the brain. NO bioavailability is enhanced by increasing the consumption of specific foods and supplements, e.g., beets, leafy green vegetables, vitamins C and B12, magnesium, potassium, and L-arginine. Increased NO is associated with reduced homocysteine, an inflammatory substance detrimental to sexual and mental health and cognition. These are but a few of the examples that Dr. Bartlik will discuss.
The Katonah Study Group (KSG), founded over 20 years ago, meets monthly from September – June, in person or virtually, “to share a wide variety of approaches to healing and happiness.”
To attend go to: https://katonahstudygroup.org/
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Personalized Nutrition 2022: Mental Health Matters | October 26-29, 2022, in San Diego, CA Hybrid (in-person and virtual)
TOPIC: Maintaining Mental Health + Sexual Health: Functional Medicine + Nutritional Considerations
About the presentation: Dr. Bartlik and Yeira Baez, INHC will give a virtual lecture at the American Nutrition Association's annual meeting entitled, "Personalized Nutrition: Mental Health Matters," on, "Maintaining Mental Health and Sexual Health: Functional Medicine Plus Nutritional Considerations. They will discuss how the depletion of nutrients associated with the administration of common medications can negatively impact sexual function and mental health. For example, vitamin B12 and D3 are needed to make the sex-positive, well-being-promoting neurotransmitter, dopamine. Vitamin D3 is depleted by some anti-seizure medications, corticosteroids and alcohol. Vitamin B12 is depleted by oral medications used to regulate blood sugar and reduce the development of ulcers. Persons who take these medications and substances should be aware of the potential to develop these vitamin deficiencies and the possible effect on their mental and sexual health. They should take preventive action, by measuring blood levels of these vitamins, taking these specific nutritional supplements, or reducing the dosages of these medications by managing their condition through a better diet and lifestyle. Many examples of medications that deplete nutrients and how to manage these situations will be given during this presentation (45 minutes).
This talk is based on the chapter by Bartlik B, Mindes J, Haas SS (2018), Sexual Dysfunction Secondary to Micronutrient Deficiency—A Common but Unrecognized Adverse Effect of Many Pharmaceuticals, Chapter 8 in B. Bartlik, J. Mindes and G. Espinosa, Integrative Sexual Health, Weil Integrative Medicine Library, Oxford University Press, https://awcim.arizona.edu/oxford_press.html
The American Nutrition Association advocates that nutrition is the core element of our health and champions the science and practice of personalized nutrition to move nutrition to the core of health care.
Link to registration: https://theana.org/personalizednutritionsummit
Access to our presentation is On-Demand for registrants.
As Helen Fisher, Ph.D. has written, the brain neurotransmitter dopamine is instrumental to creating the intense and passionate feelings of romantic love. Dopamine also is the neurotransmitter most closely associated with sexual arousal. As a psychiatrist and a sex therapist, I treat many patients whose sexual function is not all it could be. click here to read my contribution to Helen's blog more about nutrients like vitamins and minerals and particular foods that might do that.
Dr. Bartlik was interviewed by Dr. Ronald Hoffman on his Intelligent Medicine Podcast on May 16, 2019. They discussed natural approaches to treating male and female sexual dysfunction, including vitamins, minerals, herbs, dietary change, and pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (BEMER). Click here to listen.