The Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine is an innovative medical practice that has been treating stress disorders and diseases since 1980. Employing Non-Drug preferred treatment protocols, our record of clinical successes has far exceeded the performance of the existing therapies.
In 1980, the Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine and Medical Associates was originally founded to treat stress-related disorders and diseases. Since that time, we have treated over 4,000 patients with a variety of stress disorders / diseases, such as:
- high blood pressure
- elevated cholesterol
- migraine headaches
- post-traumatic stress disorder
- panic attacks
- substance abuse.
We have also had success with disorders or diseases which are not necessarily caused by stress, but can be exacerbated by it, such as: rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, cancer, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, emphysema, epilepsy, Epstein-Barr virus infections, chronic pain, tinnitus and many others. More than 80% of our stress patients have reversed or significantly decreased their symptoms and discomfort. Most patients who have come to us taking prescription drugs have been medication-free by the end of treatment.
Landmarks in Drake's Stress Treatment Development
Completed 2 year study with Los Angeles Police Department to help reduce stress diseases and disorders.
Completed study with UCLA School of Medicine on how our stress treatment strengthens the immune system.
1984 - 1985
Dr. David Velkoff, Medical Director, was the medical consultant to the Los Angeles City Council’s committee on reducing stress injuries in police officers.
Completed joint study with UCLA School of Medicine and Pasteur Institute in Paris on how stress treatment strengthens immune system.
Disorders / Diseases that can be caused by or negatively affected by stress which can be improved by our treatment.
- High Blood Pressure
- Angina Pectoris
- Coronary heart disease
- Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
- Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome
- Cardiac Arrhythmias
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Peptic Ulcer Disease
- Migraine Headaches
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Panic Attacks
- Eating Disorders
- Chemical Dependency / Substance Abuse
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Tension Headaches
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Elevated blood levels of cholesterol
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Low Back Pain
- TMJ (from grinding teeth)
- Raynaud’s Syndrome
If you or a family member need help, please fill out our confidential online form and Auditory & Language Disorders checklist. The Institute will contact you promptly to arrange a free telephone screening consultation with a member of our clinical staff to determine if we can help you.