Lifestyle tweaks for teen psychosis

For teens with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, the medication they need can also lead to an inactive lifestyle, with potentially negative long-term health effects. Can simple activities like yoga, meditation and cooking meals offset medication side effects and reduce psychotic symptoms?

Mind-altering medicine

Lynne Shinto, N.D., M.P.H.

Lynne Shinto, ND, MPH

Lynne Shinto, N.D., M.P.H, is a Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Portland, Oregon. Her research focuses on evaluating the safety and effectiveness of complementary and integrative therapies in health conditions that include Alzheimer's disease, dementia prevention, multiple sclerosis, and first episode psychosis in youth. Her expertise in research methodology include the design of single-agent studies to complex lifestyle interventions. 

Dr. Shinto is the Principal Investigator on a number of NIH-funded studies that include a Career Development award (NCCIH formerly known as NCCAM) and NIA-funded R01s. In addition, she has received funding from the National MS Society (NMSS) and the OHSU Foundation. 

Dr. Shinto received her ND from Bastyr University in 2000 and her MPH from OHSU in 2006. She is a member of the National MS Society's Wellness in MS Research Committee whose task is to inform and outline guidelines for research on diet, physical activity, and emotional wellness in people with MS. She is the naturopathic provider at OHSU's Center for Women's Health Integrative Medicine Clinic, and has served as a reviewer for NCCIH, NIA, NMSS, and the Department of Defense.