Course Description

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.

CME Accreditation (AAFP)

This Enduring Material activity, Integrative Medicine for Depression, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 5.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Navigation Orientation

    • Orientation- Course Navigation

  • 2

    Module 1: Biochemical Model

  • 3

    Module 2 Macronutrients

    • Module 2 Macronutrients

    • IM Depression Module 2 Slides with Notes

    • IM Depression Module 2 Bibliography

  • 4

    Module 3 Micronutrients- Minerals

    • Module 3 Micronutrients- Minerals

    • IM Depression Module 3 Slides Notes

    • IM Depression Module 3 Bibliography

  • 5

    Module 4 Micronutrients- Vitamins

    • Module 4 Micronutrients- Vitamins

    • IM Depression Module 4 Slides with Notes

    • IM Depression Module 4 Bibliography

  • 6

    Recommended Readings

    • Greenblatt. To. Integrative Medicine for Depression EXCERPT

    • Liang.18.Gut-Brain Psychology_Rethinking Psychology From the Microbiota–Gut–Brain Axis

    • Hibbeln. 14. The potential for military diets to reduce depression, suicide, and impulsive aggression

    • Li.19. Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels and Depression in Older Adults_A Dose-Response Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies

    • Milanlioglu.11.Vitamin_B12_deficiency_and_depression

    • Wang.18.Zinc, Magnesium, Selenium and Depression_A Review of the Evidence, Potential Mechanisms and Implications

  • 7

    CME Credit Instructions (optional)

    • Next Steps for CME Accreditation

  • 8

    Certificate of Completion

    • Certificate Acknowledgement