Functional & Integrative Medicine for Addiction
This 7-module course, co-taught by Dr. James Greenblatt and Dr. Arwen Podesta, elucidates a comprehensive functional medicine approach to the treatment of substance use disorders, targeting reward-pathway dysregulation and the many nutritional deficiencies associated with addiction that can alter brain function. Integrating mainstream approaches such as MAT and psychotherapy with evidence-based functional approaches such as nutrient therapy, acupuncture, and mindfulness, this course provides clinicians with a roadmap for navigating addiction disorders and bringing patients into balance.
Functional & Integrative Medicine for Binge-Eating Disorder
This two-module course taught by Dr. James Greenblatt explores the clinical challenges of treating Binge-Eating Disorder and illuminates an evidence-based functional medicine model for treatment. The New Hope Model integrates lab testing, nutritional supplementation, dietary modifications, and medication, and targets biochemical pathways that regulate appetite, allowing clinicians to address imbalances that perpetuate hunger and cravings and bring patients back into balance.
Functional & Integrative Medicine for Irritability, Anger, Aggression, and NSSI (Self-Injury)
Join Dr. James Greenblatt as he explores the etiology and pathophysiology of chronic irritability, anger, & aggression, demonstrated by research to be prognostic of treatment outcomes and thus key targets of functional psychiatry interventions. This two-module course also examines non-suicidal self-injury, serious behavioral presentations often indicative of biochemical imbalances impacting brain function. Viewers will learn a functional medicine approach to testing and treatment that prioritizes these serious symptoms in order to optimize therapeutic outcomes.
Functional & Integrative Medicine for Depression
Over four modules, clinicians of all specialties will become adept in identifying and assessing the biologic abnormalities—nutritional, genetic, metabolic, and environmental factors—that underlie the diagnosis of depression in numerous patients. Employing a model of functional medicine, you will learn the diagnostic tests you should be running on patients, the role key nutrients play in maintaining neurologic health, and biologic treatment protocols that can be easily incorporated into your practice.
Functional & Integrative Medicine for Anxiety
In this four-module course for clinicians of all specialties, Dr. Greenblatt makes the case for a functional and integrative medical approach to anxiety that moves away from traditional symptom classification and polypharmaceutical approaches. 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.
Functional & Integrative Medicine for Managing Medication Side-Effects
This course provides methods for managing medication withdrawal and side-effects (sexual dysfunction, weight gain, suicidality) through a lens of functional and integrative medicine. In particular, we examine nutritional interventions to ameliorate the withdrawal symptoms associated with SSRI antidepressants. We conclude with a general discussion regarding the role of medication in psychiatry.
Functional & Integrative Medicine for ADHD
This three-module course introduces Dr. Greenblatt’s breakthrough Plus/Minus treatment plan for ADHD patients, while also providing a comprehensive overview of the biochemistry that contributes to this disorder. Treatment strategies such as specific nutrient deficiencies will be discussed in-depth as a supplement or alternative to medication.
Low-Dose Nutritional Lithium
This course offers an immersive look at one of the oldest elements in the known universe – lithium – through an orthomolecular lens, seeking to redefine its association with human health and illuminate its potentials as a treatment for neurologic and psychiatric ailments. An empirically substantiated rationale for the incorporation of lithium into functional protocols for disorders ranging from depression to Alzheimer’s will be presented, along with guidelines for the safe and effective administration of low-dose nutritional lithium.
Functional & Integrative Medicine for Schizophrenia & Psychosis
Developed with support from the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine, this course incorporates classical theories of orthomolecular medicine, including Lingus Pauling, Carl Pfeiffer, and Abram Hoffer’s groundbreaking contributions, in the context of modern psychiatry. We address, in particular, the micronutrient deficiencies, toxic neurochemical aggregations, systemic inflammation, and other etiologic factors in the treatment of schizophrenia and psychosis.
Functional & Integrative Medicine for Anorexia Nervosa
Join Dr. James Greenblatt has he dives into the complex pathogenesis of anorexia nervosa (AN) and presents a clinically proven functional medicine model for testing, treatment, and support. This 3-module course examines intrinsic and exogenous factors that can impact metabolism, neurotransmission, and cognition, and together coalesce a robust, empirically validated biologic model of AN pathogenesis. Registrants will learn functional and integrative strategies to address underlying biochemical imbalances and appetite dysregulation, therapeutic steps critical to the lasting success of any personalized AN treatment program.
A Functional Medicine Approach for Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Decline
This three-module course illuminates a novel paradigm for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Decline based upon biomarker testing and preventative neuroprotection. It explores biologic and environmental variables that influence the trajectory of Alzheimer’s pathogenesis, and presents evidence-based interventions to mitigate biologic risk, support neuronal viability, and optimize long-term cognitive health.
Functional & Integrative Medicine for Bipolar Disorder
Co-taught by Dr. James Greenblatt and Dr. Peter Bongiorno, this 3-module course illuminates a cutting-edge functional medicine paradigm for the treatment of one of psychiatry’s most challenging presentations. Elucidating an evidence-based approach inclusive of multiple treatment tiers – medication, testing-informed nutritional interventions, and natural therapies – this course provides registrants with a cohesive paradigm for the successful treatment of bipolar disorder.
Biological Models for Suicide Prevention
Developed in collaboration with the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine, this course explores the underlying biochemical, nutritional, genetic, and environmental factors that lead to a diagnosis of suicidality.
The New England Conference on ADHD
Held in Manchester, NH in 2017, the “New England Conference on ADHD” features a number of today’s most prominent experts on functional and integrative psychiatry. This webinar includes five lectures, including the Q & A portion, on the subject of functional medicine approaches to ADHD.
Adaptogens In Psychiatry
In this unique course, naturopathic physician Peter Bongiorno (ND, LAc) examines the long history of plant adaptogens (natural plant materials with a variety of pharmacologic compounds) in the treatment of psychiatric illness. Based on millennial-old knowledge regarding the medicinal qualities of particular adaptogens, this course provides clinical guidelines for supplementation regimens based on patients’ diagnostic profiles.
In this one-module course, Dr. Judith E. Pentz explores the role of micronutrients in mental health through the lens of cutting-edge scientific research, expanding horizons for the treatment of psychiatric and neurologic disorders such as ADHD, OCD and depression. After elucidating current models for the pharmacodynamics of key micronutrients, Dr. Pentz presents research evidence supporting the efficacy of broad-spectrum micronutrient formulas as part of a personalized approach for mental health treatment.
S.H.I.N.E.® Protocol for CFS & Fibromyalgia
In his 30 years of clinical experience treating CFS/FMS, and in his landmark published research on CFS/FMS (published in the Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), Dr. Teitelbaum has found that his S.H.I.N.E.® approach is successful in the vast majority of patients. S.H.I.N.E.® identifies five key areas related to the body that, when addressed in combination, provide a blueprint for promoting optimal energy. Tending to these can help you maintain healthy energy levels when you are well, and can help support recovery when dealing with CFS and fibromyalgia.
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Laboratory Testing (Mycotoxin, Organic Acid, Heavy Metal & Genetic Testing)
Presented by William Shaw, PhD, the founder of Great Plains Laboratory and a board-certified clinical chemist and toxicologist, these four courses will delve into the exciting field of biomedical analysis, and explore how objective laboratory testing for metabolic, nutritional, and toxic factors can help clinicians maximize therapeutic potentials in integrative functional medicine practice.