Mental health

The mental health training module includes clinical applications and practical tips for mental health disorders. The presentations in this package address the underlying physiological issues that may contribute to neurological, behavioural and social disorders and offer effective interventions to support brain biochemistry, mood and behaviour.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  1. Identify the most common biochemical imbalances that can occur in mental illness and discuss the biochemical basis of these imbalances
  2. Describe the physiological relationship between the brain, gut and immune system and recall dietary and nutrient treatment strategies to improve this connection
  3. Detail a diet and possible nutrients to include in a treatment protocol for optimal mental health
  4. Identify the nutritional and environmental aspects affecting children with autism and ADHD
  5. Identify the nutritional and environmental aspects affecting adults with cognitive decline 
  6. Formulate a systems-based approach to nutritional and environmental treatment for enhanced patient safety and outcomes 

The video presentations in this course include the following topics:

  • Neurobiology of depression and biomedical management of treatment-resistant depression
  • Biomedical and hormonal approaches to mental health
  • Evidence-based nutritional and dietary interventions for mental health
  • Biomedical management of treatment-resistant depression; includes case studies
  • Neurocognitive decline
  • Micronutrients in mental illness; 'rethinking the scientific paradigm'
  • Case study presentation
  • Integrative approaches to autistic spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Assessment and integrative treatment options for ADHD

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