Back to All Events

The Role of Phytochemicals in the Treatment of Depression

  • The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc 11813 West 77th Street Lenexa, KS, 66214 United States (map)

William Shaw, Ph.D. and The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. sponsor "The Role of Phytochemicals in the Treatment of Depression", presented by Dr. James Greenblatt on October 26. 

The use of herbs in healing traditions was prevalent during ancient times across several cultures. Scientists are now revisiting the use of plant-based herbs in the treatment of illnesses such as depression, where it has been shown to exhibit positive effects on neurochemistry. Some research has demonstrated the ability of botanicals to effectively augment treatment responses in depressed patients with unresolved symptoms. In this webinar, Dr. James Greenblatt will review the indications and side effect profile of commonly used botanicals in the treatment of depression including St. John’s wort, Rhodiola rosea, and curcumin. Following this presentation, participants will gain a better understanding of how to incorporate botanicals as part of an integrative approach. 

Dr. Greenblatt has treated patients with mood disorders and complex eating disorders since 1990. An acknowledged integrative medicine expert, Dr. Greenblatt has lectured throughout the United States on the scientific evidence for nutritional interventions in psychiatry and mental illness. His books, Answers to Anorexia, The Breakthrough Depression Solution, and Answers to Appetite Control draw on his many years of experience and expertise in integrative medicine while treating patients with eating and mood disorders. Dr. Greenblatt 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. He is also the Founder and Medical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources, a private psychiatric practice focused on utilizing integrative medicine.