Webinar Recording: Nutritional Psychiatry for Children & Adolescents
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Nutritional Psychiatry for Mental Health Disturbances in Children and Adolescents
Mental disorders affect 1 in 7 school students, according to the Young Minds Matter survey.
The most common disorders being ADHD, followed by anxiety, and less commonly major depression. These staggering statistics really highlight the need for a multi-modality support for our children.
Join Dr Lopresti in his webinar “Nutritional Psychiatry for Mental Health Disturbances in Children and Adolescents” as you learn to:
- Understand biological, psychological, social, lifestyle, and dietary factors associated with mental health disturbances in children and adolescents.
- Identify common nutritional deficiencies in mental health disorders in children, and their role in mood and behaviour.
- Understand nutritional biochemistry involved in neurotransmitter formation, function, and regulation.
- Identify nutritional and herbal supplements that may be helpful for the treatment of mental health disturbances in children and adolescents.
- Clarify the mechanisms of action and current evidence for the use of saffron in anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders.
- Understand the safety and drug interactions for saffron.
- Review case study presentations of the treatment of mental health disturbances in youth.
Dr. Adrian Lopresti
Dr. Adrian Lopresti is the founder of PI Therapy, is a registered clinical psychologist and senior researcher at Murdoch University, Western Australia.
He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and has over 20 years of clinical experience helping children and adults, suffering from a range of mental health conditions.
Dr. Lopresti has experience in a range of psychological therapies and has received extensive training in nutritional and lifestyle treatments for mental health disorders. Dr. Lopresti completed his PhD and has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals on the effects of diet, nutraceuticals, sleep, and exercise on biological pathways associated with depression, ADHD, and bipolar disorder.
He has also completed clinical trials examining the therapeutic effects of curcumin, saffron, and ashwagandha in adults and children with depression, low mood, fatigue, and ADHD.