Background

Jeffrey Becker, MD is a private practice physician in Westwood, CA with a focus in integrative molecular medicine and psychiatry.  He is board-certified in psychiatry after medical training at UCLA School of Medicine and psychiatric residency at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, where he remains as Volunteer Clinical Faculty.

With focus in neuropsychiatry and psychoneuroimmunology, specific research interests include:

Negative and Cognitive Symptoms in Schizophrenia
Role of Glutamate and NMDA-Receptors in Schizophrenia and Depression
Deep Sleep Debt (Delta) in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue.
Mind-Body-Gut (GI Tract) interactions / SIBO/ UC and Crohn’s Dx
Neuroendocrine Stress Response / HPA axis
Cognitive Protection and Enhancement.

Often it is the interrelation of multiple factors that inhibits health recovery, especially in stress-related illness, inflammatory conditions and neuro-developmental processes.  Integrative molecular medicine seeks to restore health by blending evidence-based treatments with specific attention to neurochemistry, poor sleep quality, nutritional habits, GI inflammation & dysbiosis, endocrine abnormalities, and genetic risk factors.  Specifically, Dr. Becker uses this approach in schizophrenia, and incorporates many of the options discussed on this website.  He is a frequent speaker for NAMI-LA regarding new developments in schizophrenia.

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