Enjoy the fellowship of colleagues and peers during this unique opportunity to learn and share!
Join Dr. James Greenblatt for a workshop and special, in-person networking event for clinicians at Bentley University. Get direct face time with Dr. Greenblatt, and make valuable professional connections. Dr. Greenblatt will lead a dedicated presentation on functional medicine for antidepressant withdrawal, then open the floor for a live discussion and Q&A session.
8:30 am – 9:00 am: Networking
9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Presentation
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch & Networking
Workshop registration only $59.
Attend this workshop for only $25 when you register for the Bentley Clinician Burnout Seminar.
Workshop Presentation by Dr. Greenblatt
Functional Medicine Model for the Treatment of Depression and Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome
Millions of people are prescribed antidepressants. Antidepressant withdrawal is an epidemic hiding in plain sight. Physicians have been prescribing antidepressants and other medications for mental health conditions for decades without any clear understanding as to how to safely discontinue them. A medication “end game” has in fact never been part of the equation — something most patients do not know when they accept that first prescription. In addition to a stunning ethical failure, this lack of understanding represents a serious void in the current medication treatment model.
Psychiatry can do better–both for its patients and its prescribers by investing in new peer-reviewed research, changing the training of medical residents, and supporting patients on their withdrawal journeys via a more holistic approach.
Functional Psychiatry honors the connections that link mind and body and adheres to a model of personalized medicine based on biochemical individuality. Treatments are developed according to data derived from medical analysis and psychiatric assessment, treatments that address the underlying factors that contribute to pathology. Medications can be part of Functional Psychiatry protocols, but rarely as the sole modality.
In this workshop, Dr. Greenblatt will present a Functional Medicine model for the treatment of antidepressant withdrawal that prioritizes the repletion of nutritional deficiencies — which he has found to be most significant amongst patients who suffer more severe antidepressant withdrawal effects. By mitigating nutritional deficiencies identified through laboratory analysis, the implementation of a mindful, careful taper for antidepressant discontinuation becomes easier, providing new hope for patients.