Why Don't We Take a More Holistic View Towards Our Health? | Annemie Uyttersprot | TEDxLeuven

As a psychiatrist, Annemie Uyttersprot was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and was confronted with a lot of scepsis in the medical community she belonged to.

In this testimonial she takes you back to her experience and brings her own solution to the table how we can help fix our fragmented health care system.

Dr. Anne Marie Uyttersprot, 62, lives and works in Vilvoorde. She studied medicine at the University of Ghent, graduated in 1978, and specialised in psychiatry, neurophysiology and neurology.

Dr. Uyttersprot is also psychiatrist for the Court of Justice in Leuven since 2008, and was member of the Commission for the Protection of the Society since 2012.

Apart from being a medical expert and above all, she is also a patient giving her a unique insight in our medical system and how we can take it to the next level.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx


  1. Phoebe Caulfield on August 19, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    Very good talk. I believe that medicine needs a more holistic approach, without neglecting scientific rigor.
    Many people think that holistic medicine is to cure diseases with crystals or herbs, but in my opinion, it is not so. The holistic approach in traditional medicine takes into account psychological and sociological factors, attacking the disease on all fronts.

  2. Alex Hoyt on August 19, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    This is some anti vax bullsht

  3. Veritas Fit on August 19, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    Health should ABSOLUTELY have a more holistic approach. Food and exercise alone is not the key.

  4. Tomi Igo on August 19, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    No. Sorry

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