Dr Sanjeev Sharma - How Mitochondrial Function, Oxidative Stress & the Microbiome Affect Mental Health - Symposium 2021
We live in a transformational era for understanding the aetiology of mental health disorders – we are only now beginning to truly appreciate the impact of inflammation, microbiome imbalance (i.e.: gut dysbiosis), oxidative stress, and impaired mitochondrial output on brain function. Similarly, the value of assessment strategies such as organic acid testing (OAT) gastrointestinal (GI) microbial mapping is becoming increasingly apparent; as is the value of dietary, lifestyle and natural interventions for fighting inflammation, restoring normal gut function, reducing oxidative stress, and improving mitochondrial function. Through this case study-based discussion, Dr Sharma will share his experiences as an integrative psychiatrist on these fascinating topics, and take us on an exploration of the network biology of mental health in conditions as diverse as schizophrenia, anxiety, and depression. This presentation will be especially relevant for Practitioners interested in alleviating the suffering of patients with mental disorders using a truly holistic approach.
ACA/ANTA/ATMS/CMA/NHAA - 1 hour of learning
Presented by, Dr Sanjeev Sharma