Further your medical education and move beyond symptom-based treatment with our CME course bundle! Developed by James Greenblatt, MD, pioneer in the field of Functional Psychiatry and founder of Psychiatry Redefined (PR), these three convenient, online courses provide comprehensive training in treating depression, anxiety and ADHD with a Functional Medicine approach.

These courses are approved by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for a total of 14.0 CME Prescribed Credits.

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Overview of Courses

Our 3 CME-approved courses deliver in-depth, data-driven training drawn from decades of experience in the research and implementation of functional treatment protocols. Through balanced instruction in functional medicine and diagnostic assessment of infections, toxins, genetics, lifestyle, and other biomarkers, we help you expand the assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety and ADHD.

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Functional Medicine for Depression Course

Over four modules, Dr. Greenblatt provides training in the identification and assessment of the biologic abnormalities—nutritional, genetic, metabolic, and environmental factors—that underlie the diagnosis of depression. You will learn: 1) diagnostic tests you should be running on patients, 2) the role key nutrients play in maintaining neurological health, and 3) evidence-based treatments for depression, such as nutritional supplementation, gene testing, lifestyle modifications and yoga.

Approved for 5.0 AAFP Prescribed CME Credits

1. A Biologic Model of Depression

In Module 1, Dr. Greenblatt explains functional and integrative medicine treatment protocols for depression, along with the broader polypharmaceutical crisis as it pertains to this clinical diagnosis. In particular, we review biochemical individuality and key biomarkers of “depressogenic” processes—genetics, inflammation, and dysbiosis, namely. Lastly, Dr. Greenblatt will describe integrative interventions to rebalance abnormalities, and elucidate our best practices in the assessment and treatment of depression.

2. Macronutrients: Proteins, Fats, and Carbohydrates

For Module 2, Dr. Greenblatt will take you on a deep dive into nutritional causes of depression and the incorporation of dietary interventions in your practice. Among other topics, students will find information on the role amino acids play in neurological health and how to prescribe free-form amino acids to patients, explore the link between essential fatty acids (EFAs), cholesterol, and lipids and depression, and unravel connections between depression and sugar consumption.

3. Micronutrients: Minerals

While in Module 2 Dr. Greenblatt demonstrated the connection between macronutrients and depression, in Module 2 he examines minerals, such as lithium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and copper for their role in brain function and neurologic health. He explores the physical and cognitive ramifications of a mineral deficiency or excess, along with the intrinsic and exogenous factors that impact mineral absorption, metabolism, and bioavailability as they relate to symptoms of depression. Lastly, he will review clinical tests for assessing mineral status in patients, along with recommendations for supplements to rectify micronutrient imbalances.

4. Micronutrients: Vitamins

In the final module, Dr. Greenblatt offers an overview of vitamins—B vitamins, vitamin D, and folates—exploring how they rebalance and influence the transmission and synthesis of neurons, cell receptor activation, and neuroendocrine responses. Variants of the MTHFR gene and effects on folate metabolism will be examined, along with guidelines for testing for vitamin deficiencies, achieving repletion, interpreting the results, and treating with key supplements.

Functional Medicine for Anxiety Course

In this four-module course, Dr. Greenblatt makes the case for a functional and integrative medical approach to anxiety that moves away from traditional symptom classification and polypharmaceutical approaches to anxiety disorders. Protocols for patient testing are offered alongside specific nutritional interventions to address anxiogenic physiology, as well as other integrative treatments—exercise, yoga, and herbal supplements—that will enable you to maximize therapeutic interventions for your patients.

Approved for 5.0 AAFP Prescribed CME Credits

1. Anxiety Redefined

We begin by examining current DSM classifications and pharmacological interventions in the treatment of anxiety. Dr. Greenblatt then shifts to a discussion of “THE ZEEBRA” method, which is his acronym for a comprehensive evaluation of all the factors that lead to affective disorders. The final section is devoted to key nutrients associated with the symptoms of anxiety—magnesium, vitamin B3, and vitamin B12—and lab testing protocols and supplementation for its treatment.

2. Exploring Etiology in Anxiety & OCD

Module 2 commences with one of the fastest-growing areas of research in functional psychiatry: the gut-mind connection. For our purposes, we examine gut dysbiosis and Clostridia overgrowth, and the current probiotic therapies in the treatment of anxiety. Next, we look at misdiagnoses of OCD disorder, and how amino acid depletion fits with an orthomolecular model of anxiety.

3. Enhancing Neurotransmission, Eliminating Inflammation

Module 3 explores the contributing factors of folate deficiency, opioid peptides (derived from wheat and dairy), systemic inflammation, and vitamin D deficiency in the presentation of anxiety symptoms. We will also take a close look at inositol as a mechanism for serotonergic signaling.

4. Expanding the Therapeutic Arsenal

The final module provides functional and integrative medicine treatments for anxiety, including N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), nutritional lithium, I-theanine, GABA, ashwagandha, cannabidiol, along with “vitamin E” (exercise) and “vitamin Y” (yoga).

Functional Medicine for ADHD Course

Based on Dr. Greenblatt’s breakthrough book Finally Focused, this three-module course introduces his groundbreaking Plus/Minus treatment plan for ADHD patients, while also providing a comprehensive overview of the neurobiology that contributes to this disorder. He will provide evidence-based Functional Medicine treatment protocols, and review specific nutrient deficiencies that should be addressed in addition to/supplementation to traditional medication.

Approved for 4.0 AAFP Prescribed CME Credits

1. Finally Focused: Redefining the Treatment Model for ADHD

In the first module, we present a neurobiological model of ADHD that relies on discovering and treating nutritional deficiencies, genetics, and environmental factors, primarily as they relate to lead or copper exposure.

2. The Role of Diet in ADHD: Macronutrients

Module 2 explains the role of macronutrients—lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates—in the presentation of ADHD symptoms, along with the factors contributing to altered glucose metabolism that are commonly observed in ADHD populations. Dr. Greenblatt will also examine the roles of amino acids and vitamin D, therapeutic applications of oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), and a patient’s genetic profile in the absorption of particular lipids.

3. The Role of Diet in ADHD: Micronutrients

The last module in this course, we examine micronutrients and provide orthomolecular strategies for treating ADHD—copper/zinc balance, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, and lithium. Guidelines for testing, recommendations for supplementation and augmentation, and specific clinical pearls will be provided, with an emphasis on the practical ramifications of biochemical individuality in the treatment of this complex disorder. We conclude our course with “Beyond Biochemistry,” a discussion on the importance of patient collaboration, and listening more attentively to our patients, rather than merely directing them.

Designed By Clinicians, For Clinicians

Discover a wealth of evidence-based instruction developed and led by Dr. James Greenblatt, a psychiatrist with decades of clinical experience in functional medicine and nutritional psychiatry.

James Greenblatt, MD

A pioneer in the field of functional psychiatry, James M. Greenblatt, MD, has treated patients since 1988. After receiving his medical degree and completing his psychiatry residency at George Washington University, Dr. Greenblatt completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Greenblatt currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine.

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An acknowledged functional medicine expert, educator, and author, Dr. Greenblatt has lectured internationally on the scientific evidence for nutritional interventions in psychiatry and mental illness. Through three decades of practice and research, Dr. Greenblatt is a leading contributor to the revolution of personalized medicine for mental illness.

His book series, Psychiatry Redefined, draws on his many years of experience and expertise in functional medicine for psychiatry. Dr. Greenblatt’s knowledge in the areas of biology, genetics, psychology, and nutrition as they interact in the treatment of mental illness has made him a highly sought-after speaker at national and international conferences and workshops. He currently offers online courses for professionals as well as specialized fellowship programs in the functional medicine approaches to psychiatry. For more information, please visit www.JamesGreenblattMD.com.

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