Microbiome and Mood: Navigating in the World of Psychobiotics
Looking for options to help patients struggling with depression and related symptoms? As science has allowed us to dive deeper into the world of the microbiome, we are discovering strains of probiotics that go beyond simply supporting the gut-brain axis portion of the HPA axis and into targeted therapeutics.
2022 Annual Conference
October 28-30, 2022
1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation
Time to Complete
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What is this course about?
Americans struggled with low mood and depression prior to the pandemic, however the rates of depression among adults increased as the pandemic dragged on. Given the lively argument surrounding how impactful antidepressant medications actually are versus placebo, and if the actual impact is greater than the known side-effects, healthcare practitioners are looking for other options to help their patients struggling with depression and related symptoms. As science has allowed us to dive deeper and deeper into the world of the microbiome, we are discovering strains of probiotics with actions targeting neurotransmitters, catecholamines and inflammation. These strains go beyond simply supporting the gut-brain axis portion of the HPA axis and into targeted therapeutics.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation.
To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on October 27, 2023. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.
California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241
This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241, which require CME activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency & implicit bias. It is the intent of AB 1195 and AB 241 to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the State of California, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population and reduce health disparities through appropriate professional development. Please see the CME website, www.meded.uci.edu/cme, for AB 1195 and AB 241 resources.
For questions about CME credit, please contact us at https://www.aihm.org/contact/. The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.
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By the end of the course, learners will be able to...
- Review mechanisms by which the microbiome impacts mood and what makes a microbe a "psychobiotic."
- Establish state of the literature regarding psychobiotic strains and products.
- Explore protocols incorporating psychobiotics
What's included in this course?
This course includes the following:
Certificate of Completion
Meet Your Faculty
Michelle Maddux, ND
Dr. Michelle Maddux received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM). She has completed additional training in integrative and functional medicine, laboratory medicine, eating disorders, meditation, yoga, and mindfulness. She is the Founder and CEO of Soaring Phoenix, a consulting firm focusing on educating practitioners and working with healthcare start-ups in the integrative and functional medicine space. Dr Maddux is a sought after speaker, start-up advisor and change facilitator. Her personal mission is to change the paradigm of medicine and she believes education is the key to making that happen.
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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.
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