Mary Beth Ackerley, M.D., MD(H), ABIHM
- Private Practice, Tucson, AZ Co-Founder and Vice President, ISEAI, the International Society of Environmentally Acquired Illness
Mary Beth Ackerley MD, MD(H), ABIHM, is a classically trained board certified psychiatrist. She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University (BA), studied at NIMH, finished her residency at Johns Hopkins and was certified in Psychiatry and Neurology. She holds active medical licenses in Arizona and Florida.
She is the co-founder and Vice President of ISEAI, the International Society of Environmentally Acquired Illness. Society members are dedicated to educating medical providers with cutting edge treatments for chronic complex illness as well as researching and quantifying symptoms and treatment approaches from biotoxin mediated inflammatory illness.
Dr. Ackerley recognized a significant relationship between antibiotic resistant nasal pathogens and hidden dental infections known as cavitations. Oxygen malabsorption and chronic fatigue are shown to link with biotoxin illness. The brain requires a steady supply of energy, and poor absorption of oxygen leads to physical debilitation and exhaustion, with a subsequent inability to accomplish simple daily tasks. The inability to utilize oxygen effectively may be a major cause of brain fog, cognitive impairment, anxiety and emotional lability often seen in chronic fatigue patients.
New research is evolving in the earlier detection and potential reversal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Our current understanding of AD is being assisted using traditional MRI brain scans in conjunction with a newly developed diagnostic software tool called the NeuroQuant Triage Brain Atrophy Report. Triage reports can pinpoint brain regions that may underlie neuropsychiatric symptoms. Dr. Ackerley has presented these findings at medical conferences. It is her hope that understanding the neuro-inflammatory biotoxin link to psychiatry may bring greater improvements in research, diagnosis and treatment in the future.
Her internet article entitled “Brain on Fire” (related YouTube) is a summary of the psychiatric implications of biotoxin illness and her practice My Passion 4 Health is located in Tucson Arizona. She may be reached for consultations on complex cases through Skype.