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The Impact of Mental Health by COVID-19

February 6, 2021




Dr. Baljit Khamba, a clinic supervisor at Bastyr University Clinic and a core faculty member at Bastyr University California joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Mental Health Channels. Bastyr University is a nonprofit, private university offering doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degrees, with a multidisciplinary curriculum in science-based natural medicine.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Baljit Khamba discuss the following:

  1. You have a history in working in the mental health industry, whether it is research or directly helping others with their mental wellness concerns. How have you seen this impacted by COVID-19?
  2. Out of the people you have been seeing, are there similar patterns you’ve seen in their lifestyle?
  3. So, how does what you’re putting into your body affect your emotions or mental health?
  4. What has your research shown you about the effectiveness of probiotics?
  5. How would you approach a patient that has been diagnosed with a mental health disorder like depression?
  6. What are some other contributions to your mental health you can do from home?

Dr. Baljit Khamba is a clinic supervisor at Bastyr University Clinic and a core faculty member at Bastyr University California. She treats a variety of conditions but has special interest in nutritional approaches to anxiety, stress, depression, focus and attention, memory and cognition. She focuses on providing high quality care addressing the causes of disease and utilizes safe and effective natural treatments. She accepts patients and their families who are motivated to improve their health. Her emphasis is on disease prevention and health promotion through education and empowering her patients to become active participant in the management of their own health.

While completing bachelor and master’s degrees, she worked as a research analyst at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), where she researched alcohol addiction and anxiety, as well as nutrition and mental health. Dr. Khamba also has experience working in integrative psychiatric clinics, as well as more generalized practice, as well as being involved with research projects at the University of Alberta on natural health product safety in psychiatric patients. Dr. Khamba also maintains a private telemedicine practice.


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