Food and Chemical Sensitivity in Emotional Disturbances,
SILAS B HAYS ARMY HOSPITAL FORT ORD CA
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This presentation is intended to provide you with a general exposure to the field of clinical ecology and how important it is for mental health professionals to known how diseases known collectively as environmental illness can adversely affect the psychological functioning of humans. The field of clinical ecology is largely the result of the work of a physician named Theron G. Randolph who came to believe, after working with a number of patients for whom traditional medical approaches failed to produce improvement in their chronic illnesses, that viewing the body as an autonomous biosystem was not adequate. He began to study the effects of various external agents on the bodies of many of this patients. This study resulted in his taking a broad view of allergy and using allergic responses as a model for understanding and treating many of the chronic diseases that affect our population.