Mastering Herbs: Psych Meds

Mastering Herbs: Psych Meds

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Description

This presentation will review both pharmaceutical and herbal approaches to treating anxiety, depression, bipolar, and schizophrenic disorders.  Discussions will detail and categorize therapies that affect specific neurotransmitters such as GABA, dopamine, and opiate agonists, as well as pharmaceutical and natural SSRIs, and Beta blocking herbs useful for panic disorders and mania.  Research on the association between SSRIs and suicide will be noted, along with other possible alternative therapies for mood disorders including lithium, oxytocin, and essential oils.

Learning Objectives

  • Appreciate the prevalence of mood disorders in the general population
  • Be familiar with the common lifestyle, stress, and spiritual deficits that may contribute to mood disorders
  • List some of the most common benzodiazepine drugs and their mechanisms of action
  • Detail what clinical presentations for which benzos are indicated
  • List the those herbs that are GABAnergic and who they may be used
  • List some of the most common SSRIs and their mechanisms of action
  • List herbs that may help replace SSRIs
  • Describe the appropriate timeline and steps needed to help withdraw from SSRIs
  • Detail some key antipsychotics and for what conditions or symptoms they are used
  • Explain the phenomena of of up and down regulation is it applies to SSRI
  • Recognize herbal opiate receptor agonists  that may help manage pain
  • Describe how lithium has been used historically and what modern mechanisms of action have been elucidated
  • Explain nutritional agents that are foundational and all purpose to complement herbal therapies
  • Explain why adaptogenic herbs may be an important aspect of herbal protocols for mood disorders
  • Explain why toxicity states can contribute to mood disorders or impair blood brain barrier function
  • Explain why alterative herbs may be an important prong in herbal therapies for mood disorders
  • Learn to treat anxiety and depression using herbs as specifically indicated for different individuals, affects, concomitant symptoms, and constitutions
  • Create specific and fine-tuned formulas given individual symptoms and presentations

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