Diseases of the Drugs: Mental Health Issues

Diseases of the Drugs: Mental Health Issues

Description

Mental health issues are at an all-time high. Prescription sales are being dominated by agents used for mental health complaints, with aripiprazole—an anti-psychotic agent used for refractive depression and bipolar II—topping the list in the US. Our children, from preschool through graduate school and beyond, are being medicated. If we were enjoying fabulous health, the monies we as a nation spend on prescription drugs might be warranted. Alas, fabulous health is not the case in America.

Fabulous mental health is also lacking. Why? Is it genes? Lifestyle? Stress? Drugs in our drinking water? Hormones, steroids, and antibiotics in our beef, dairy, poultry and eggs? Lack of connection to one another and with nature? Loss of religion/spiritual source and worldview? Is it possible the pharmaceutical industry has marketed better than the research has shown efficacy around various mental health agents? And gone so far as to have “created” new disease states to be inserted into the DSM-IV/V so as to promote their pharmaceutical creations to wider audiences? What’s the evidence around these drugs, anyway? How many actual trials were done on how many real people to prove safety and efficacy before being launched into the public market? Are you curious? So was I! The answers are held within….

Learning Objectives

  • Identify which top drugs (in sales and in volume) can cause perceived mental health issues
  • Identify which nutrients, when depleted, can also cause a patient to present with mental health issues
  • Appreciate how a patient’s language can point to the true etiology of the disease
  • Recognize research fraud when you read it, or can’t find it
  • Identify aspects in the multi-factorial complex that is mental health illness
  • Appreciate the subjective nature of diagnosis—and subsequent treatment—when it comes to mental health issues
  • Understand the problem of pain and why it is often treated as a mental health issue

Course Content

  • Mental Health Issues – Part 1 50min
  • Mental Health Issues – Part 2 55min
  • Mental Health Issues – Part 3 45min
  • Mental Health Issues – Part 4 50min
  • Mental Health Issues – Part 5 1h 20min

Instructor

I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, in 1988. After practicing as a retail pharmacist in the greater Richmond area for a decade, I attended Bastyr University, earning a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 2004. Because of my unique education and training, I understand both conventional medicine as well as natural forms of healing. And because I’ve been asked to teach on pharmacology/pharmacy related topics to my beloved naturopathic profession, I study them constantly, going deeper into the intricacies and nuances of the agents and uncovering some astonishing information that I think YOU (and your patients/clients) would benefit from knowing!

--Christie Fleetwood, ND, RPh

Continuing Education Approvals

  • Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA)

    2.5 CEUs total (up to 2.5 CEUs Category B) -Direct Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

    5 hours total (up to 5 hours Category F - Prescriptive Authority) -Direct Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    5 credits total (up to 5 credits Category A, up to 4 credits Category A - Prescribing) -Direct Approval
  • New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND)

    5 CEUs total (up to 5 CEUs General, up to 5 CEUs Pharmacy/Pharmacognosy) -Direct Approval
  • Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (OBNM)

    5 hours total (up to 5 hours General, up to 5 hours Pharmacology) -Direct Approval
  • Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (VT OPR)

    5 hours total (up to 5 hours General, up to 4 hours Pharmacology) -Direct Approval
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

    2.5 CPDs total (up to 2.5 CPDs Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board (AZ NPMB)

    5 CMEs total (up to 5 CMEs General, up to 5 CMEs Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA)

    5 continuing competence credits total -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

    5 hours total (up to 5 hours Category C - Educational Courses) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    5 credits total (up to 5 credits Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration (CO ONDR)

    5 PDAs total -Assumed Approval
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health: Naturopathic Physician Licensure (CT DPH: NPL)

    5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

    5 CEUs total (up to 5 CEUs Category 2) -Assumed Approval
  • District of Columbia Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (DC HRLA)

    5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional & Vocational Licensing (HI DCCA)

    5 CEs total (up to 5 CEs General, up to 5 CEs Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • Idaho Board of Medicine: Naturopathic Medical Board (ID BOM: NMB)

    5 hours total (up to 5 hours General, up to 5 hours Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KS SBHA)

    5 CEUs total -Assumed Approval
  • Maine Board of Complementary Health Care Providers (ME BCHCP)

    5 hours total (up to 5 hours General, up to 5 hours Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA)

    5 hours total (up to 5 hours Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Maryland Board of Physicians (MD BP)

    5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (MN BMP)

    5 contact hours total (up to 5 contact hours General, up to 5 contact hours Pharmacotherapeutics) -Assumed Approval
  • Montana Board of Alternative Health Care (MT BAHC)

    5 hours total (up to 5 hours General, up to 5 hours Naturopathic Pharmacy) -Assumed Approval
  • North Dakota Board of Integrative Health Care (ND BIHC)

    5 credits total (up to 5 credits General, up to 5 credits Pharmacy) -Assumed Approval
  • Rhode Island Department of Health: Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (RI DOH: BMLD)

    5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (SANP)

    5 hours total (up to 5 hours Category C, up to 5 hours Category F) -Assumed Approval
  • Utah Naturopathic Physician Licensing Board (UT NPLB)

    5 CEs total (up to 5 CEs General, up to 5 CEs Pharmacy) -Assumed Approval
  • Washington State Department of Health: Board of Naturopathy (WA DOH: BON)

    5 hours total (up to 5 hours Category 2, up to 5 hours Category 2 - Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
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