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Join members of our esteemed experts for a series of free monthly webinars covering functional medicine and nutritional psychiatry for a variety of mental health disorders. Explore the latest research on effective nutritional and functional treatment protocols, and learn how to enhance your practice.

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Miss a webinar? Don’t worry! All webinars are recorded and available for FREE (for a limited time) in the Webinar Library.

An Introduction to Functional & Integrative Medicine for Psychiatry
Led by James Greenblatt, MD

Wednesday, January 27, 8:00 pm EST
The past year has created an overwhelming demand for mental health services. The limitations of our current model of symptomatic-based treatment, resulting in polypharmacy and poor outcomes have to be re-examined.  We can do better.
A functional medicine approach to psychiatry involves a “whole body” model, seeking root contributors to the symptoms of many mental health disorders, from underlying infections and inflammation to nutritional imbalances.  Functional medicine offers a path for clinicians treating mental illness to create personalized treatment plans.
Join Dr. James Greenblatt, a 30+ year pioneer in the field of integrative psychiatry for this important webinar, in which he’ll present a functional and integrative model of mental healthcare.  He will discuss the scientific evidence for treating depression with functional medicine and a model for preventing suicide, based on his many years of clinical experience.  Dr. Greenblatt will share patient cases and explore the practical steps for re-defining our current system of assessment of treatment.


How Ketamine Teaches Us to Use Natural Remedies for Depression
Led by Peter Bongiorno, ND

February 9, 2021 at 8:00 pm EST

Ketamine is an anesthetic medication known to clear feelings of depression and suicide faster (within 40 minutes) than anything else we know. What are the mechanisms of ketamine’s action? What natural remedies have similar effects? Please join Dr. Peter Bongiorno as he explores the research, benefits, and side effects profile of ketamine. Then, he will explain the specific mechanisms by which ketamine is thought to function.  Finally, Dr. Bongiorno will take you through natural remedies that can support and augment these mechanisms. Throughout this lecture, he will share his own clinical experiences using these approaches.

How to Safely Practice Telemedicine: Legal Considerations for 2021 and Beyond
Led by Scott Rattigan, JD

February 17, 2021 at 8:00 pm EST

Telemedicine–being able to provide healthcare services remotely to patients in any location–has become an increasingly popular way of conducting medical practices, particularly in functional medicine, and even more so during these times of COVID-19. Join Scott Rattigan, a lawyer who specializes in the legal aspects of a functional medicine practice for this important webinar, navigating many important aspects of providing telemedicine, including licensing issues, scope of practice, privacy, interstate issues, and more.

A Functional Medicine Approach to Eating Disorders
Led by James Greenblatt, MD

March 9, 2021 at 8:00 pm EST

Scientific research is illuminating a stark reality – that the majority of current treatment models for eating disorders like Anorexia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Disorder often fail to comprehensively address etiologic factors. Therapeutic paradigms that focus solely on psychological contributors do so to the exclusion of potentially significant biologic factors. Studies have revealed that these disorders are often correlated with metabolic abnormalities, dyslipidemia, micronutrient imbalances, satiety signaling, neurotransmission, affective regulation, and systemic inflammation, all of which can influence mood and behavior. In this webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will present a functional medicine approach to eating disorders and discuss how to safely incorporate evidence-based treatment strategies into existing therapeutic models to maximize patient outcomes.

Low-Dose Lithium: The Mineral as Medicine
Led by James Greenblatt, MD

March 18, 2021 at 8:00 pm EST

Whenever the word “lithium” is mentioned in medical or psychiatric circles, it tends to inspire more questions than answers.  Is it safe or toxic?  Is it a medicine, a nutrient, or both? At certain concentrations, lithium is toxic to us; at others, it is a medicinal mineral celebrated since the early 20th century for its ability to stabilize mood.  A growing body of research literature and clinical evidence suggests that lithium may in fact be one of the most promising treatments available. In this webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will present low-dose nutritional lithium as an effective and safe solution for a range of psychiatric and neurologic disorders, including Alzheimer’s and suicide prevention and addressing symptoms of anger, irritability, and rage.

The Neuropsychiatric Effects of Mold
Led by Mary Ackerley, MD

April 28, 2021 at 8:00 pm EST

The brain is a major target of damage in inhalational toxicity from exposure to mold. There are at least 37 different symptoms associated with exposure to mold, and nearly half are related to the brain or autonomic nervous system. In this webinar, Dr. Ackerley will review common neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with mold exposure, including anxiety, depression, brain fog, and more. She will also discuss possible neurological, pathological mechanisms related to mold toxicity, and offer some practical means for recognition and effective treatment.

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