Presenter: Dan Kinderlehrer, MD
Format: 1hr video presentation
CME: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Lyme disease is an infection caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium. It is transmitted by the Ixodes tick and can generate multisystem complaints, particularly involving the nervous system. This is further complicated by the presence of tick-borne coinfections such as Babesia and Bartonella. It is now appreciated that these tick-borne infections often cause a host of psychiatric issues. In fact, neuropsychiatric complaints can dominate the clinical picture.
This lecture will describe the mental health disorders associated with these infections, describe their pathogenesis, and outline the clinical manifestations that lead a practitioner to suspect an underlying organic etiology. This lecture will also detail the best way to test for Lyme disease.
DURATION OF ACTIVITY
June 20, 2022 through June 19, 2024
Recognize that tick-borne infections can present with psychiatric complaints and the underlying systemic inflammation
Identify symptom patterns and use a screening tool to assess for chronic tick-borne infections
Recommend and interpret appropriate diagnostic testing for Lyme disease
HOW TO CLAIM CREDIT
In order to receive AMA PRA Category 1 credit™, participants must do the following:
Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
Participate in the activity, review course content and learning strategies, resources and support materials provided
Complete the post-test and activity evaluation
- Achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post-test
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of MedicusCME and Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources, Inc. MedicusCME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
MedicusCME designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
PLANNER CONTENT EXPERT
James Greenblatt, MD
Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Services
Walden Behavioral Care, Waltham, Massachusetts
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Tufts University School of Medicine
FACULTY CONTENT EXPERT
Daniel Kinderlehrer, MD
DISCLOSURE OF FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS
MedicusCME requires instructors, planners, managers, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies over the previous 24 months. All identified financial relationships are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to MedicusCME policy.
The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)-defined ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CE activity.
James Greenblatt, MD has disclosed a financial relationship with Pure Encapsulations and Jaymac Pharmaceuticals for his role as consultant.
All other planners and faculty, including MedicusCME planners and managers, have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. Any relevant financial relationships listed for planners or content contributors have been mitigated according to MedicusCME policies.
This activity is not supported by funds from an ACCME-defined ineligible company.
HIPPA COMPLIANCE ATTESTATION
In accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), this educational activity, especially when utilizing patient cases for learning demonstration, will not include individually identifiable health information.
DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
About Dan Kinderlehrer, MD
Daniel Kinderlehrer, MD, is a nationally recognized physician with expertise in the fields of nutrition, allergy, environmental medicine, Lyme disease, and the healing of mind-body-spirit as a unified whole. He co-founded The New England Center for Holistic Medicine in Newbury, Massachusetts, and has taught extensively, including practitioner training courses at the Omega Institute, The National Institute of Behavioral Medicine, and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. He created and organized the Lyme Fundamentals course which is presented annually at the International Lyme and Associated Diseases conferences. He is the author of several review articles in medical journals and the Lyme Times. His integrated medical practice in Denver, Colorado, focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne disease.
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