Our understanding about the pathophysiology of depression has shifted significantly over the last few decades. Despite our advances in science and technology, the recommended treatments for depression has not changed substantially. In the context of unresolved concerns about the safety and efficacy of conventional treatment options for depressed patients, several treatment modalities have emerged and validated by placebo-controlled studies and systematic reviews. Accumulating research demonstrates that nutritional and lifestyle interventions can augment response to antidepressant medications, and enhance overall treatment outcomes.
Following the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
A pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, James M. Greenblatt MD has treated patients with complex behavioral and mood disorders since 1990. After receiving his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Greenblatt completed his psychiatry residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Greenblatt went on to pursue a two year fellowship at John Hopkins University School of Medicine to become board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry where he also served as the Chief Resident.