Case Studies with Dr. Kate
Symptoms of a dysregulated nervous system can be challenging to assess, but ZRT's neurotransmitter testing can help clarify the root issues.
Learn about patients who have achieved better health through neurotransmitter testing and practitioner-guided treatments.
Case Study #1: Pre-Menopausal Female
Dr. Kate reviews “Rachel,” who is a 34-year-old woman with regular cycles and severe symptoms that include estrogen dominance and mood problems. Rachel is currently not on any hormone therapy.
Case Study #2: "Burned Out" Male
Dr. Kate reviews “James,” who is a 48-year-old man with moderate to severe symptoms that include low cortisol and low androgens. James' testosterone is normal. He is on several supplement therapies.
Case Study #3: A Closer Look at MAO
Dr. Kate reviews “Alexis,” who is a 41-year-old woman with a lot of mood symptoms. Alexis is on oral progesterone twice a day.
Case Study #4: Child with ADHD
Dr. Kate reviews “Anthony,” who is a 10-year-old boy with ADHD. Anthony has ADHD and is on several therapies.
Case Study #5: Postmenopausal Female with Insomnia
Guest Presenter Dr. Smith reviews “Julia,” who is a 51-year-old postmenopausal woman with sleep disturbances. She has tried many different supplements.
Case Study #6: Postmenopausal Female with Breast Cancer
Dr. Placzek reviews “Loretta,” who is a 62-year-old postmenopausal woman. Loretta has breast cancer and struggles with depression, anxiety, and stress.
Case Study #7: Veteran with PTSD
Dr. Placzek reviews “Jack,” who is a 48-year-old veteran suffering from PTSD. Jack is struggling with depression and sleep problems. He has many severe symptoms.
Case Study #8: Premenopausal Female with Anxiety
Dr. Placzek reviews “Natalie”, who is a 33-year-old pre-menopausal women using oral contraceptives. Natalie is struggling with anxiety and sleep disturbances.
Case Study #9: Premenopausal Female with Stress
Dr. McAllister reviews "Zoey", who is a 21-year-old pre-menopausal women experiencing anxiety, nervousness, sleep disturbances, and stress. Zoey is also on the Mirena IUD.
Case Study #10: Male with Suspected Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Dr. Placzek reviews “Chris”, who is a 37-year-old man experiencing severe fatigue, constipation, and feeling burned out. Chris is not currently taking any therapies.
Kate Placzek, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist at ZRT Laboratory.
She received her doctorate from Purdue University in Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology; and performed her postdoctoral studies at Oregon Health and Science University.
Dr. Placzek leads the neurotransmitter group at ZRT and narrates these neurotransmitter case studies. Additionally, she regularly lectures for groups such as the A4M at industry conferences.
Dr. Kate's Articles:
- Blog: Getting the Most out of Your Neurotransmitter Test
- Blog: When to Test Neurotransmitters with Sex Hormones
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