This four-module course provides clinicians of all specialties with a comprehensive introduction to Dr. Greenblatt’s integrative model for the treatment of anxiety disorders. Following an empirically substantiated rationale for the de-prioritization of symptom classification, and a step away from pharmaceutical approaches that overlook causality, the viability of a functional medicine approach will be elucidated through objective reviews of recent studies that show anxiety to be associated with nutritional deficiencies, neurotransmitter dysfunction, systemic inflammation, and other endogenous factors. The mechanisms through which these factors affect changes in cognition and behavior will be explored, with an emphasis on the practical ramifications of biochemical individuality. Guidelines for testing will be offered alongside specific nutritional interventions to address anxiogenic physiology, and complementary strategies to support integrative treatments – such as exercise, yoga, and herbal supplements – will be reviewed. Upon completion, registrants will be able to implement evidence-based integrative methods into clinical protocols and maximize therapeutic outcomes for patients in need.
CME Accreditation (AAFP)
This Enduring Material activity, Integrative Medicine for Anxiety, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 5.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 09/01/2019. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.