Dr. Joan Mathews-Larson

Dr. Joan Mathews-Larson
Dr. Joan Mathews-Larson founded her unique psychobiological model for treating addictions and emotional disorders in 1981. The focus of her clinic, Health Recovery Center®, is to combine therapy with intervention at a molecular level to repair the biochemical damage that manifests as impaired mental functioning and behavior problems.

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Autism and Vaccinations

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/28/17 6:51 AM / by Dr. Joan Mathews-Larson posted in Mental Health

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In the seventies, in the USA, the statistics for autism in the USA were about one in 2,500. Today’s US research shows one in every 30 boys born will be autistic (slightly less for girls) if they had been vaccinated for measles, etc. as babies.

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How Treatment Programs “Sell-Out” Their Clients Trading Old Drugs For Newest Psychiatric Concoctions

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/5/17 9:05 PM / by Dr. Joan Mathews-Larson posted in Treatment

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“Dual Diagnosis” is a popular expression in the addiction treatment field. Coined by psychiatry and the drug companies that supply them, it refers to the practice of taking clients off their old drugs, while exchanging them for many of the new popular psychoactive drugs instead. The intention being to treat depression, anxiety and other brain malfunctions that result from the original drug use.

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A Closer Look at a High Histamine (Histadelic) Biochemistry

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/1/17 10:49 PM / by Dr. Joan Mathews-Larson posted in Mental Health

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High Histamine (Histadelia): A Formula for Success or Tragedy

High histamine traits run in families, and can well account for successful “dynasties”, as such families are endowed with the kind of energy and drive that most of us only dream about. They are aggressive, productive, Type A people who drive themselves obsessively toward attaining success. The large histamine pools they possess, cause their brain neurotransmitters to over fuel and fire excessively.

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A Closer Look at a Low Histamine (Histapenia) Biochemistry

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/26/16 10:17 AM / by Dr. Joan Mathews-Larson posted in Mental Health

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Description of a Low Histamine (Histapenic) Child

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The Ups and Downs of Abnormal Brain Histamine

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/12/16 10:20 PM / by Dr. Joan Mathews-Larson posted in Mental Health

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When Your Roller Coaster Won’t Slow Down and You Know You Can’t Trust Anyone Anymore

Of the many biochemical imbalances seen at Health Recovery Center, abnormally high histamine levels (histadelia) is certainly one of the more frustrating. Typically histadelic clients sweep into my office in high arousal about life in general, showing compulsive/ obsessive tendencies, and expecting an instant fix.

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Understanding Depression 101

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/16/16 9:57 PM / by Dr. Joan Mathews-Larson posted in Mental Health

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Past generations believed the biochemistry and our emotions were separate. Today we see all of our human emotions have a biochemical basis. Body and mind are totally intertwined.

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The Argument of Traditional Treatment vs Orthomolecular Treatment

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/17/16 2:03 PM / by Dr. Joan Mathews-Larson posted in Alcoholism

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J’s rebuttal to the article 'Orthomolecular Medicine, too Logical to Fade, too Unprofitable to Promote.'

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Alcoholism Treatment: Repairing the Brain vs. Talking to It

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/27/16 9:48 AM / by Dr. Joan Mathews-Larson posted in Alcoholism

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After losing my 17-year-old son to suicide immediately following his stay in a month long 12-step treatment program, I feel compelled to share the answers I finally found (too late for Robby) after years of searching for “Why treatment failed him?”

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