Mastering Herbs: Psych Meds

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Mastering Herbs: Psych Meds

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

Course Content

  • Mastering Herbs: Psych Meds 2h 30min

Instructor

Dr Jillian Stansbury is a licensed naturopathic physician with 30 years experience, specializing in women’s health, fertility, PCOS, adrenal and thyroid disorders, and endocrine imbalances. She also treats immune and allergic disorders, and chronic disease including diabetes, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome, and heart disease, as well mental health disorders including anxiety and depression.

Dr Stansbury served as the Chair of the Botanical Medicine department at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon and remains on the faculty. Dr Stansbury enjoys keeping up with the latest research in natural products chemistry and sharing the developments with other health professionals, as well as delving deeply into traditional and folkloric wisdom on the uses of plants as foods and medicines. Dr Stansbury compiles her research and presents some 10-20 original research papers at medical conferences each year, and has published numerous scholarly articles and several books, including Herbs for Health and Healing, and PCOS Health and Nutritional Guide. She is the author of Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals - a comprehensive herbal formulary text based on her decades of research and clinical experience (published by Chelsea Green).

Dr Stansbury is also an ethnobotanist and has conducted field studies in the Peruvian Amazon for over a decade, living and studying with the Wachiperi, Matstigenka, Bora, and Yagua communities for many years, as well as studying Andean plants. She has created photo, video, and herbarium archives of the plants that she has learned and has published several books on this material as well, including Stung by the Rainbow, and the Mystical and Medicinal Plants of the Andes and Amazon. She leads ethnobotany field courses for nature, adventure, and plant enthusiasts in the Iquitos and Manu regions of the Peruvian Amazon each July 20-30, and winter holiday. Email Dr Stansbury for more information at [email protected]

Continuing Education Approvals

  • Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA)

    1.25 CEUs total (up to 1.25 CEUs Category B) -Direct Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

    2.5 hours total (up to 2.5 hours Category F - Prescriptive Authority) -Direct Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    2.5 credits total (up to 2.5 credits Category A, up to 2.5 credits Category A - Prescribing) -Direct Approval
  • National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

    2.5 PDAs total (up to 2.5 PDAs Professional Enhancement (CW-PE)) -Direct Approval
  • New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND)

    2.5 CEUs total (up to 2.5 CEUs General, up to 2.5 CEUs Pharmacy/Pharmacognosy) -Direct Approval
  • Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (OBNM)

    2.5 hours total (up to 2.5 hours General, up to 2.5 hours Pharmacology) -Direct Approval
  • Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (VT OPR)

    2.5 hours total (up to 2.5 hours General, up to 2.5 hours Pharmacology) -Direct Approval
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

    1.25 CPDs total (up to 1.25 CPDs Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board (AZ NPMB)

    2.5 CMEs total (up to 2.5 CMEs General, up to 2.5 CMEs Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA)

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

    2.5 hours total (up to 2.5 hours Category C - Educational Courses) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    2.5 credits total (up to 2.5 credits Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration (CO ONDR)

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

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

    2.5 CEUs total (up to 2.5 CEUs Category 2) -Assumed Approval
  • District of Columbia Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (DC HRLA)

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

    2.5 CEs total (up to 2.5 CEs General, up to 2.5 CEs Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • Idaho Board of Medicine: Naturopathic Medical Board (ID BOM: NMB)

    2.5 hours total (up to 2.5 hours General, up to 2.5 hours Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KS SBHA)

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

    2.5 hours total (up to 2.5 hours General, up to 2.5 hours Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA)

    2.5 hours total (up to 2.5 hours Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Maryland Board of Physicians (MD BP)

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

    2.5 contact hours total (up to 2.5 contact hours General, up to 2.5 contact hours Pharmacotherapeutics) -Assumed Approval
  • Montana Board of Alternative Health Care (MT BAHC)

    2.5 hours total (up to 2.5 hours General, up to 2.5 hours Naturopathic Pharmacy) -Assumed Approval
  • North Dakota Board of Integrative Health Care (ND BIHC)

    2.5 credits total (up to 2.5 credits General, up to 2.5 credits Pharmacy) -Assumed Approval
  • Rhode Island Department of Health: Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (RI DOH: BMLD)

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

    2.5 hours total (up to 2.5 hours Category C, up to 2.5 hours Category F) -Assumed Approval
  • Utah Naturopathic Physician Licensing Board (UT NPLB)

    2.5 CEs total (up to 2.5 CEs General, up to 2.5 CEs Pharmacy) -Assumed Approval
  • Washington State Department of Health: Board of Naturopathy (WA DOH: BON)

    2.5 hours total (up to 2.5 hours Category 2, up to 2.5 hours Category 2 - Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
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