EP318: Hidden Contributors to Mental Health Issues in Kids with Dr. Pejman Katiraei


Today, the prevalence of mental health issues among kids is on the rise, and traditional therapies don’t work for everyone.

Which is why this week’s podcast with Dr. Pejman Katiraei explores the hidden factors (diet, gene mutations, environmental exposures) that may be contributing to this rise.

Dr. K, is a board-certified pediatrician and passionate advocate who has created an AI platform, Wholistic Minds, to help families find the root causes and effective solutions. Here are some of the fascinating topics we dive into:

  • Uncommon signs your child may be struggling
  • The limitations of conventional therapy
  • The common gene mutation that can cause mental health issues in kids
  • Underlying causes of ADHD
  • Biological causes of depression
  • Biological causes of anxiety
  • Signs that mold may be an issue for your child
  • An underlying factor in sensory issues and tics
  • Foods that can exacerbate mental health issues
  • Why starting with food does not always work
  • How to test for mold issues in kids
  • How to get to the root cause of your mental health issues
  • And much more!

This is truly an inspiring, empowering and heart-warming condition so please share this information with anyone you think may benefit and thank you for listening!


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Dr. Pejman Katiraei (Dr. K) is a board-certified pediatrician who completed his undergraduate at UCLA and then obtained his osteopathic medical degree at Western University. He completed a pediatric residency at Loma Linda University, where he stayed on as teaching faculty for over 4 years. Dr. K has also completed two fellowships in integrative medicine and has over a decade of clinical experience helping children with severe learning and behavioral challenges. He strongly feels we must do more to help children who struggle to learn or regulate, and that is why helped found Wholistic Minds, an AI platform that will empower thousands of healthcare providers to help families find the root cause of pediatric mental health challenges and identify the most effective steps to resolve them.


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