This presentation will review a functional medicine model for the elimination of side-effects in patients who are discontinuing antidepressants.
The number of Americans currently taking antidepressant medications is staggering. 40 million people in the U.S. – 1 in 8 individuals – filled a prescription for antidepressants in 2017 alone; of these, 25% have been on an antidepressant for a decade or longer.
Research indicates that up to 55% of patients experience significant withdrawal effects when they discontinue antidepressants, and 27% self-report outright addiction. Depression is not the only crisis facing today’s clinicians; we also have before us a crisis of antidepressant dependence, addiction, and withdrawal syndromes.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- An overview of the symptoms of antidepressant withdrawal
- A Functional Medicine model to prevent antidepressant withdrawal
- Common nutritional deficiencies associated with antidepressant withdrawal syndrome
About Dr. James Greenblatt, MD
A pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. James Greenblatt, MD, has treated patients since 1988. After receiving his medical degree and completing his psychiatry residency at George Washington University, Dr. James Greenblatt, MD completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA, and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine. Dr. James Greenblatt, MD has lectured internationally on the scientific evidence for nutritional interventions in psychiatry and mental illness. He is the author of seven books, including the newly published Functional Medicine for Antidepressant Withdrawal and Finally Focused: The Breakthrough Natural Treatment Plan for ADHD. Dr.James Greenblatt, MD is also the founder of Psychiatry Redefined, an educational platform on Integrative and Functional approaches to mental health and wellness. Psychiatry Redefined offers online CME-approved courses, webinars, and fellowships for professionals to learn about functional and integrative medicine for mental illness. To learn more, please visit www.JamesGreenblattMD.com and www.psychiatryredefined.org/