Introduction to Nutritional Psychiatry Basic Principles

Introduction to Nutritional Psychiatry Basic Principles

Umadevi Naidoo, MD

  • Background & History of Nutritional Psychiatry
  • The Gut Brain Ecosystem
  • Functions of a Healthy Gut
  • Patient Engagement in Nutritional Psychiatry
  • Pre-treatment assessment. Patient Engagement. Data tracking

Learning Objectives

By the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the science behind the gut brain connection in other specialties in order to empower patients from pretreatment through treatment
  • Describe the history of Nutritional Psychiatry and project its potential to reach more patients with mental health conditions in comparison to the traditional mental healthcare system
  • Describe the relationship between the gut and schizophrenia to apply the understanding of the gut brain connection to develop nutritional strategies to manage symptoms
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