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Healing Power of SleepM. O'Brien, M.D.Millions of us struggle with sleep several nights a week, if not every night. In the The Healing Power of Sleep, Dr. O`Brien explains the basics of sleep architecture, the effects of common illnesses on sleep, how our daily habits can help or hinder sleep, and straightforward solutions.
Irritating The Ones You LoveJ. Auerbach, Psy.D.Irritating the Ones You Love explores how “unconscious” reasons control so much of our choices and behavior in relationships—the hidden reasons we are drawn to particular partners, and how, unknowingly, the past affects our reactions in present situations. This book provides tools to help readers uncover the hidden influences on them so that they can choose partners for the “right” reasons, grow as human beings, stop making the same mistakes when issues arise with their partner, and make their relationships more intimate and happy.
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Irritating the Ones You Love explores how “unconscious” reasons control so much of our choices and behavior in relationships—the hidden reasons we are drawn to particular partners, and how, unknowingly, the past affects our reactions in present situations. This book provides tools to help readers uncover the hidden influences on them so that they can choose partners for the “right” reasons, grow as human beings, stop making the same mistakes when issues arise with their partner, and make their relationships more intimate and happy.
Living to Be 100M. Howard, Ph.D.Do you want to live the longest, healthiest, happiest life you can with the best mental and physical functioning? This home-study course is literally about the secret to life: the lifestyle choices you can make that will increase the odds of having the longest and healthiest life you can. You will find out that there are 16 lifestyle characteristics that these oldest people tend to have in common, no matter where they live in the world.
Successful AgingM. O'Brien, M.D.This home-study course describes the best ways to age healthfully and improve your patients` quality of life at any age, including tips on how to cultivate a youthful attitude, safeguard against stress and chronic illness, improve dietary and exercise habits, maximize memory and beef up energy, enhance financial security, and live a long and rewarding life.
The Hungry BrainL. Pawlak, Ph.D., M.S.The Hungry Brain explores new discoveries about the brain`s hunger for pleasure and calories-the so-called "irresistable" foods - and how one can control temptation. The book discusses the latest scientific findings about nutrients that speed memory processing and protect against Alzheimer`s disease - including a brain homework and a grocery list to make it happen!
Weight Perfect, 2nd EditionM. O'Brien, M.D.This home-study course describes the newest research on losing weight and maintaining weight loss for life. The book provides details about the connection between weight gain and medical conditions, and obesity and sleeplessness. It also gives information about popular weight loss plans, describes scientific studies on the effectiveness of these plans, and discusses research on the connection between emotions, cravings and overeating.
Your Mouth, Your HealthMilan Somborac, DDS Tooth decay could be a precursor to many health problems – notably obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Dental decay is the first to develop, and it predicts these and many other illnesses. That is because periodontitis, excess weight, hypertension, and other ailments such as hemorrhoids and deep venous thrombosis, often stem from the same cause: poor dietary choices. All dentists see the same patients again and again, suffering from plaque, cavities, infection – all of which are needless, preventable, and reversible. In this course, Dr. Somborac makes the connection between overall health and dental health. He describes how to prevent tooth decay and health decline, through easy-to-apply guidance you can use to help save patients` teeth and their lives.


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Food, Mood & CognitionGina Willett, Ph.D., R.D.BRAND NEW = Audio Recording = BRAND NEW
This 5 CD audio program describes how nutrition can be used to enhance cognitive function. Characterizes the relationship between diet, obesity, and poor mental health. Describes how gut health can affect brain health, and vice versa. Explains how stress and inflammation impact the gut and the brain, and therefore influence our physical and mental health. Lists interventions to improve appetite control and mood. Outlines the relationship between food, mood, and dental health.
Food, Mood & CognitionGina Willett, Ph.D., R.D.Food, Mood, & Cognition Audio Program with homestudy test for six hours for Nurses, Pharmacists, and Dietitians.


 
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Pediatric NutritionGina Willett, Ph.D., R.D.Describes how suboptimal nutrition in utero and in early neonatal life can “program” an individual to develop health problems in the future. Outlines the factors that contribute to poor quality diets in children. Identifies which nutrients children are most likely to fall short on for their daily needs. Lists health conditions and consequences of poor nutrition in children. Describes appropriate interventions to prevent and treat childhood obesity. Outlines ways to help children develop healthy relationships with food.
Sugar, Salt, & FatGina Willett, Ph.D., R.D.Describes the range of factors that make food more palatable. Explains how chronic consumption of highly palatable, poor quality foods may rewire the brain to promote overeating. Identifies adverse health effects associated with excess sugar intake. Discusses whether artificial sweeteners provide a better alternative to sugar. Describes which dietary fats we should limit and which fats we should favor and why. Addresses ways to limit sodium intake in the diet and why this is important.


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ADHD in AdultsN. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.Identifies the rates of incidence and essentials of diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Discusses the issues and controversies in diagnosis of adult ADHD. Describes the clinical essentials of differential diagnosis of ADHD in adults and presentations of other disorders with similar core symptoms. Identiies medications (stimulants and non-stimulants) that may be used in pharmacological management of ADHD in the adult population. Discusses the recent developments in the field of non-stimulant medications for adult ADHD, including cholinergic drugs and atypical antidepressants.
Brain & Stress: PTSD & Adjustment DisorderN. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.Explains the principles of diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Adjustment Disorder, the controversy that surrounds its classification, and its proper place in the hierarchy of psychiatric disorders. Identifies helpful strategies for patients with Adjustment Disorder. Addresses the issues of diagnosis and management of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Addresses Shared Psychotic Disorder and its diagnosis and treatment. Describes ways to cope with stress and recommends appropriate coping strategies to patients.
Brain FoodA. St. Charles, Ph.D., R.D., LDNDiscusses how foods and vitamins may improve memory and brain function. Describes how the DASH and Mediterranean diets may play a key role in brain health. Explains how food choices and supplements may play a role in Alzheimer’s disease and brain aging. Describes an optimal diet for brain health.
Emotional & Social IntelligenceB. Sternberg, Ph.D.Explains the concept of emotional intelligence. Describes the relationship between emotions and the brain. Outlines how to use emotional intelligence to reduce negative moods. Explains the concept of social intelligence and its components. Identifies the neural circuitry underlying interpersonal behavior. Describes educational programs designed to heighten emotional and social intelligence.
Memory Loss & ForgetfulnessB. Sternberg, Ph.D.Identifies the memory changes that take place in normal aging. Discusses how mild cognitive impairment (MCI) differs from memory loss in normal aging and from dementia. Describes the cognitive and personality changes that take place in Alzheimer’s disease. Identifies cognitive and personality changes that occur in a range of non-Alzheimer’s disease dementias.
Music & The BrainB. Sternberg, Ph.D.Identifies the separate components of music and how the brain is involved with each component. Describes the relationship between music, emotion, and the brain. Discusses the role of memory in the enjoyment of music. Outlines what makes for musicianship and discusses how the brain of the musician is different from that of other people. States why we enjoy music and certain music in particular.
Neurotransmitters: The Bridges of the BrainN. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.Identifies the importance of neurotransmission for higher cognitive functions of the human brain. Addresses known neurotransmitters and their interplay in the brain as well as the influence of various neurotransmitters on thought, mood, and emotions. Consults with patient regarding various pharmaceutical and alternative remedies that influence the function of neurotransmitters. Discusses possible ways to optimize patient management and minimize of drug interactions, including those with medications used in dental practice.
Parkinson’s Disease & ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) - 2nd Ed.J. Coggin, M.D.Identifies typical symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and ALS. Describes approaches to diagnosing Parkinson’s disease and ALS. Identifies available options for aiding patients with Parkinson’s disease or ALS, including medications, occupational and physical therapy, and assistive devices that may benefit a patient. Describes possible future therapeutic approaches for treating Parkinson’s disease and ALS.


Hot Topics: Elder Care  (3 credit hours)       $20 each  
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Alzheimer'sM. O'Brien, M.D.Describes Alzheimer’s disease. Identifies the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Explains the benefits of early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Enumerates the goals of Alzheimer’s treatment.
Caring for Patients with Alzheimer’s and Other DementiasB. Sternberg, Ph.D.Lists methods to assist patients with memory and communication problems. Lists strategies to assist patients with mood and behavioral problems. Identifies strategies to assist patients with physical and personal hygiene problems. Identifies approaches to mealtime and nutritional health. Identifies strategies for handling exercise, socializing, and other activities. Discusses when and how to consider alternative living arrangements including respite care. Describes the legal and financial concerns that need to be addressed.
Caring for the CaregiverB. Sternberg, Ph.D.Identifies the personal qualities needed by a caregiver. Describes the stages an Alzheimer’s patient’s caregiver experiences as part of the process of becoming a caregiver. Identifies a team of health care professionals to provide care for the individual with a dementing condition. Provides strategies for caregivers to care for themselves, including physical and emotional health.
Keeping Balance & Preventing FallsM. Howard, Ph.D.Lists causes and health hazards of falls. Outlines methods of preventing falls among the elderly. Lists the techniques for improving balance among the elderly. Describes procedures to prevent falls and reduce the risks of injury.
Memory Loss & ForgetfulnessB. Sternberg, Ph.D.Identifies the memory changes that take place in normal aging. Discusses how mild cognitive impairment (MCI) differs from memory loss in normal aging and from dementia. Describes the cognitive and personality changes that take place in Alzheimer’s disease. Identifies cognitive and personality changes that occur in a range of non-Alzheimer’s disease dementias.
Parkinson’s Disease & ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) - 2nd Ed.J. Coggin, M.D.Identifies typical symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and ALS. Describes approaches to diagnosing Parkinson’s disease and ALS. Identifies available options for aiding patients with Parkinson’s disease or ALS, including medications, occupational and physical therapy, and assistive devices that may benefit a patient. Describes possible future therapeutic approaches for treating Parkinson’s disease and ALS.
Psychology of AgingB. Sternberg, Ph.D.Discusses how the physiological aging processes affect the five senses. Describes how aging processes affect intelligence and cognitive functioning. Identifies the effects of aging on creativity, memory, and language. Lists personality changes associated with aging. Identifies the mental illnesses most commonly associated with aging.



Hot Topics: Nutrition  (3 credit hours)       $20 each  
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Antioxidants: A Balancing Act with Free RadicalsN. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.Identifies what free radicals and antioxidants are, their functions, and how they interact. Summarizes the current views on biochemistry and clinical features of vitamin E and vitamin C, as well as other commonly consumed antioxidants. Discusses the most practical strategies for managing deficiencies and toxicities of antioxidant vitamins. Discusses the current scientific debate over the role of antioxidants in a variety of conditions, including age-related macular degeneration.
Appetite Control & SuppressionGina Willett, Ph.D., R.D.Describes how appetite is normally regulated. Cites how appetite can become dysregulated and contribute to weight gain and obesity. Describes a range of factors that can influence appetite control. Identifies lifestyle interventions that can be used to regain appetite control. Identifies the role of appetitesuppressing medications.
Arthritis, Diet & ExerciseM. O'Brien, M.D.Discusses the various forms of arthritis, its prevalence in the US population, symptoms, and risk factors. Describes the evidence for a connection between arthritis and diet, and discuss various types of diets, antioxidants, and vitamin supplements. Explains the benefits of exercise for patients with arthritis. Identifies the various forms of exercise suitable for arthritis patients, and how they may decrease or prevent arthritis symptoms. Discusses the role of social workers, physical therapists, and occupational therapists in the management of arthritis.
Brain FoodA. St. Charles, Ph.D., R.D., LDNDiscusses how foods and vitamins may improve memory and brain function. Describes how the DASH and Mediterranean diets may play a key role in brain health. Explains how food choices and supplements may play a role in Alzheimer’s disease and brain aging. Describes an optimal diet for brain health.
Cancer PreventionA. St. Charles, Ph.D., R.D., LDNDescribes the role tobacco plays in various kinds of cancers. Identifies the impact of estrogens, and viral and bacterial pathogens, on the development of cancer. Describes the lifestyle and dietary changes that can help prevent the development of cancer. Discusses the benefits and drawbacks associated with some of the tools used to screen for cancer. Identifies the role of chemopreventive agents, and how they may be able to curtail the onset of cancer, or its recurrence.
Coffee and TeaR. Hullon, M.D., J.D.Describes the chemical content of coffee and tea, and the pathways by which these chemicals affect the body. Details the latest findings on the positive and negative health effects of caffeine, and decaffeinated beverages. Discusses the potential for addiction in caffeine users. Advises patients about consumption of caffeine beverages.
Eating for Peak Performance - 2nd Ed.A. St. Charles, Ph.D., R.D., LDN/D. Schramm, Ph.D.Illustrates the similarities and differences between eating for weight loss and eating for optimal exercise performance. Delineates the importance of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates in optimizing physical performance. Describes the impact of micronutrients on physical performance. Defines the potential impact of supplemental chemicals on physical performance.
Eating Right at Midlife & BeyondA. St. Charles, Ph.D., R.D., LDNIdentifies the physiological changes that typically occur with age. Explains oxidative stress and the role of antioxidants. Lists the foods that provide the best antioxidant benefits. Outlines a healthy eating plan for older adults.
Food CravingsA. St. Charles, Ph.D., R.D., LDNLists the most common definition of a food craving. Describes the various instruments used to measure food cravings. Discusses the role of insulin, cortisol, and serotonin in food cravings. Lists suggestions for improving insulin sensitivity and reducing stress. Describe the research that examines cravings as a response to dietary restriction. Discuss how food cravings can be both a physiological and psychological phenomenon.
Irritable Bowel SyndromeM. O'Brien, M.D.Explain the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other gastrointestinal disorders. Understands the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory gastrointestinal conditions. Identifies psychosocial issues in chronic gastrointestinal disorders, such as Crohn’s disease. Discusses new research on the causes of gastrointestinal disorders, such as peptic ulcer disease.
Omega-3 Fatty AcidsO. Katz, M.D., Ph.D./R. Nelson, R.N.Identifies essential fatty acids and their metabolites, including eicosanoids, and the beneficial role fatty acids play in maintaining health. Addresses clinical implications of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency and issues surrounding supplementation with these compounds. Discusses possible clinical benefits of supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids for various conditions, including neurologic, cardiovascular and immunologic pathology. Addresses issues related to mercury contamination of food sources, including fish and other seafood, and proper dietary recommendations for various categories of patients, including pregnant women, patients with essential fatty acid deficiencies, and patients with neurologic concerns.
Organic Foods, 2nd EditionA. St. Charles, Ph.D., R.D., LDNDescribes what the term “organic” refers to in reference to foods and agricultural practices. Outlines the differences between conventional and organic farming practices. Identifies the USDA Organic seal and describes what it indicates. Lists health claims approved for use on food labels. Discusses how organic foods can reduce pesticide exposure. Describes how non-organic agriculture may increase exposure to synthetic hormones. Defines antibiotic resistance and discuss how conventional farming increases risk for developing it. Lists the foods most highly recommended to buy organic.
The Insulin ConnectionGina Willett, Ph.D., R.D.Describes the normal functions of insulin. Discusses what it means to be “resistant” to insulin. Lists ways to determine whether a person is insulin resistant. Outlines consequences of insulin resistance. Identifies steps to improve insulin sensitivity or reverse insulin resistance.
The Mediterranean DietA. St. Charles, Ph.D., R.D., LDNIdentifies the countries included in the Mediterranean region and discusses their traditional way of life. Describes the food-based guidelines that make up the Mediterranean pyramid. Explains the significance of physical activity, diet, and social interaction as part of the Mediterranean way of life. Discusses the research that supports the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet with respect to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cognitive function, cancer, and other chronic diseases. Describes how the Western diet and lifestyle can be modified to comply with Mediterranean lifestyle recommendations.
The Mediterranean DietA. St. Charles, Ph.D., R.D., LDNIdentifies the countries included in the Mediterranean region and discusses their traditional way of life. Describes the food-based guidelines that make up the Mediterranean pyramid. Explains the significance of physical activity, diet, and social interaction as part of the Mediterranean way of life. Discusses the research that supports the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet with respect to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cognitive function, cancer, and other chronic diseases. Describes how the Western diet and lifestyle can be modified to comply with Mediterranean lifestyle recommendations.
The Power of CalciumA. St. Charles, Ph.D., R.D., LDNIdentifies the functions of calcium in the human body. Explains the importance of calcium to health throughout the life cycle. Outlines how patients can obtain optimal calcium intake from food or supplements. Describes interactions that calcium may have with other nutrients in the diet. Summarizes the health effects of calcium on specific diseases.
Vitamin D: Vitamin, Hormone, & ProtectorA. St. Charles, Ph.D., R.D., LDNDiscusses the historical incidents that led to the discovery of vitamin D. Recognizes the synthesis and function of various forms of inactive and active vitamin D. Describes the role that vitamin D may play in the physiological function of various systems. Lists the current guidelines for supplementation of vitamin D. Lists the blood levels that define the various categories of vitamin D deficiency and sufficiency. Identifies the best food sources of vitamin D.
Water, Thirst & Dehydration - 2nd Ed.T. Deahl, DMD, Ph.D.Defines thirst. Describes the hemodynamic, hormonal, and neurologic influences on thirst. Describes the habitual, environmental, and physiologic influences on water consumption. Lists some causes of polydipsia and adipsia. Compares the qualities of municipal drinking water and bottled water.



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Arthritis & Rheumatic DiseasesM. O'Brien, M.D.Identifies the symptoms and risk factors for arthritis and rheumatic diseases. Describes the range of medications and suggested uses for treating arthritic diseases. Discusses lifestyle changes that can enable symptom relief. Identifies self-help resources for arthritis patients, and the benefits and risks of alternative medicine therapies. Describes the newest advances in the treatment and prevention of arthritis and its complications.
Arthritis, Diet & ExerciseM. O'Brien, M.D.Discusses the various forms of arthritis, its prevalence in the US population, symptoms, and risk factors. Describes the evidence for a connection between arthritis and diet, and discuss various types of diets, antioxidants, and vitamin supplements. Explains the benefits of exercise for patients with arthritis. Identifies the various forms of exercise suitable for arthritis patients, and how they may decrease or prevent arthritis symptoms. Discusses the role of social workers, physical therapists, and occupational therapists in the management of arthritis.
Autoimmune Disease & Multiple SclerosisM. O'Brien, M.D.Generally characterizes the causes and types of autoimmune disease. Identifies common symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Addresses the issues in diagnosing multiple sclerosis. Identifies possible courses of multiple sclerosis disease progression. Identifies available therapeutic options, including disease-modifying drugs, therapeutic agents for alleviating symptoms, and behavior modifications that may benefit a multiple sclerosis patient.
FibromyalgiaN. Katz, M.D., Ph.D./O. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.Addresses the issues in the pathogenesis of fibromyalgia as well as controversies regarding the clinical presentations of this condition. Assesses the differential diagnosis of fibromyalgia, including differentiation from myofascial pain syndromes, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), irritable bowel syndrome, and other conditions. Addresses treatment regimens and management options for fibromyalgia, including “integrative” treatments (exercise and herbal and over-the-counter remedies). Explains to patients the role of sleep disorders in the pathogenesis of fibromyalgia and in the clinical management of this condition.
InflammationB. Sternberg, Ph.D.Recognizes the significance of the immune system in combating infection and disease. Distinguishes between innate and adaptive immune responses. Identifies the humoral and cellular components of the non-specific immune response. Differentiates between acute and chronic inflammation. Identifies the mechanisms of combating infection/disease. Outlines the components of an anti-inflammatory lifestyle.
Irritable Bowel SyndromeM. O'Brien, M.D.Explain the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other gastrointestinal disorders. Understands the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory gastrointestinal conditions. Identifies psychosocial issues in chronic gastrointestinal disorders, such as Crohn’s disease. Discusses new research on the causes of gastrointestinal disorders, such as peptic ulcer disease.
Knee PainR. Hullon, M.D., J.D.Describes the anatomical structure of the knee. Identifies the different types of knee injuries and their manifestations. <br /><br /> Differentiates between major and minor injuries and the causes of knee pain. Explains strategies for preventing knee pain. Discusses the medical and surgical options now available to treat knee pain/injury.
Low Back PainR. Hullon, M.D., J.D.Defines low back pain. Describes the prevalence of this condition within the U.S. Identifies the different causes of low back pain. Describes some of the treatment approaches employed. Discuss ways to prevent low back pain.
Managing Chronic Pain: Chronic Pain Disorders & TreatmentsM. Howard, Ph.D.Describes some of the effects of chronic pain on the brain. Lists the major chronic pain disorders and their treatments. Explains the differences between migraine and tension headaches. Identifies the major sources of back pain and their effective treatments. Describes the differences between trigger points and tender points. Lists methods and techniques of lowering the risk of chronic pain disorders. Discusses the concept of multidisciplinary pain management. Describes the applications of non-pharmacologic pain treatments like cognitive-behavioral therapy, biofeedback, and meditation.
Managing Chronic Pain: Emotions Mood & PainM. Howard, Ph.D.Describes some of the effects of chronic pain on the brain. Lists the major chronic pain disorders and their treatments. Explains the differences between migraine and tension headaches. Identifies the major sources of back pain and their effective treatments. Describes the differences between trigger points and tender points. Lists methods and techniques of lowering the risk of chronic pain disorders. Discusses the concept of multidisciplinary pain management. Describes the applications of non-pharmacologic pain treatments like cognitive-behavioral therapy, biofeedback, and meditation.
Managing Chronic Pain: Types of Pain & Pain PathwaysM. Howard, Ph.D.Lists and describes major steps in the historical development of pain concepts and treatment. Discusses the difference between acute and chronic pain. Describes the characteristics of nociceptive, neuropathic, and psychogenic pain. Lists and describes the four components of the pain pathway. Identifies parts of the brain involved in pain processing. Describes the methods and accuracy of measuring pain. Explains sex and gender differences in pain. Discusses the impact of chronic pain on healthcare and dental professional practice.
Neck & Shoulder PainR. Hullon, M.D., J.D.Identifies the anatomy and function of the neck and shoulder joint. Identifies the different neck and shoulder disorders. Discusses the differences in presentation of signs and symptoms among the different neck and shoulder disorders. Describes the role of imaging in the diagnosis of neck and shoulder disorders. Lists surgical and non-surgical treatment options for these disorders. Discusses recent advances in joint replacement surgery (arthroplasty) and artificial disc replacement.
Womens Health: Chronic PainM. O'Brien, M.D.Describes the difference between chronic and acute pain. Identifies the symptoms of and treatments for chronic pain conditions affecting women. Discusses the role of home remedies, relaxation techniques, and other non-drug therapies for treating chronic pain. Explains the psychosocial aspects of treating chronic pain. Describes how to manage use of pain medications, including opioids, to ensure patient safety.
Womens Health: Migraines & HeadachesM. O'Brien, M.D.Identifies the primary types of headache. Discusses the management of each type of headache. Identifies and discusses the management of headaches in women across chronological milestones.



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Achieving Remission in DepressionO. Katz, M.D., Ph.D./N. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.Identifies pharmacological, herbal, and integrative approaches useful in remission-oriented management of unipolar depression/major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder. Addresses the issues of neurotransmitter-affecting medications, associated side effects, and interactions with other medications, including drugs used in dental practice. Discusses the optimal strategies for treatment augmentation in cases of treatment-resistant depression. Discusses experimental treatments for depression (e.g., transcranial magnetic therapy and vagus nerve stimulation) with patients.
Addiction: Alternatives to AbstinenceB. Sternberg, Ph.D.Identifies the three major treatment models for addictive behaviors and a brief history of each: (a) the moral model, (b) the medical model, (c) the harm-reduction model. Describes the most recent research on the effectiveness of abstinence and harm-reduction addiction treatment programs. Identifies patient characteristics and behavior that inform a clinical decision to prescribe abstinence or harm-reduction treatment. Describes methadone maintenance treatment, and identifies its benefits and drawbacks.
Anti-Anxiety DrugsO. Katz, M.D., Ph.D./N. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.Addresses the diagnostic issues of various anxiety disorders including GAD, panic disorder, OCD, and social phobia. Identifies differentials of anxiety disorders and the nomenclature of phobias and related conditions. Describes commonly used pharmacological agents and their interactions, side effects, and expected effects. Addresses the issue of co-administration of these drugs with dental drugs. Identifies approaches to co-management of anxiety and depression, anxiety and alcohol-related disorders, and acute toxicity of benzodiazepines.
Cognitive Behavior TherapyM. Howard, Ph.D.Identiies the major components of cognitivebehavioral therapy and the causative relationship between environmental events, thoughts, emotions, and behavior. Lists the common types of flawed and irrational beliefs that create depression, anxiety, and stress. Describes the “ABC” process of converting irrational thinking into rational thinking. Describes cognitive-behavioral treatment strategies for depression and anxiety. Defines “allostasis” and “allostatic load” aspects of stress and describe the “Stress Inoculation Training” approach to stress management.
Eating DisordersN. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.Identifies the proper classification, co-morbidities, and diagnostic approaches to eating disorders. Addresses the etiology and prognosis in eating disorders. Discusses the issues of oromaxillary pathology observed in eating disorders. Describes the various aspects of effective management of eating disorders. Advises the patient regarding unhealthy weight obsession, self-image issues, and erroneous beliefs about food, diet, weight, and health.
Loss of Control: Fighting Back with Full StrengthB. Sternberg, Ph.D.Addresses the issues related to stress-induced feelings of loss of control, the physiological and psychological mechanisms behind these issues, and means of coping with them. Identifies grief-, aggression- and suicide-related trends in both society and the individual and identify the neurobiologic mechanisms involved. Develops approaches to the rehabilitation of patients who have loss of control issues that lead to substance abuse. Screens and pre-diagnoses patients at risk for disorders that may be triggered by the feeling of loss of control.
Mood SwingsB. Sternberg, Ph.D.Explains what is meant by emotions, mood, and “mood swings.” Discusses the normal moodiness associated with puberty in adolescent females. Discusses premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysmorphic disorder (PMDD), and their treatment. Discusses the “baby blues,” postpartum depression, and other postnatal maternal mood disturbances. Discusses mood disorders associated with perimenopause and menopause. Defines the mood swings attributable to cyclothymia and related mood disorders. Discusses seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and its treatment.
Non-traditional Approaches: Anxiety, Insomnia, & DepressionB. Sternberg, Ph.D.Identifies and describe cognitive behavioral therapy techniques used in treatment of insomnia, depression, and anxiety. Discusses how existing communication technology expands psychotherapeutic treatment options. Lists reasons why many people with anxiety disorders never seek medical help. Discusses how virtual reality exposure therapy is used to treat some phobias.
On Loss & GriefA. St. Charles, Ph.D., R.D., LDNDiscusses the clinical study of grief from classical to modern times. Identifies emotional, cognitive, behavioral, social, and physical responses to loss. Describes resilience to loss and explain what may increase the likelihood of this response. Discusses the role of grief counseling and when it may be useful. Describes an intervention model for dealing with loss and grief. Explains the differences between normal and complicated grief. Discusses the treatment of grief in children and adolescents.
Pet TherapyB. Sternberg, Ph.D.Describes the aspects of the relationship between humans and their pets that contribute to health and well-being. Cites the scientific evidence on the relationship between pets, life, and health. Identifies the psychological basis for the relationship between humans and their pets. Describes the varying roles of pets as therapeutic agents.
Poles Apart: Unipolar vs. Bipolar DepressionN. Katz, M.D., Ph.D./O. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.Identifies the basic neurophysiology, pathogenesis, etiology, and diagnosis of affective unipolar disorder/major depressive disorder (UD/MDD) and bipolar disorder (BD). Discusses the involvement of various chemical imbalances in these affective disorders, including neurotransmitters and neurohormones such as serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine and cortisol. Addresses the differential diagnosis of these conditions and the management of both disorders. Consults with patients regarding the spectrum of available pharmacological, psychotherapeutic, and experimental therapies for both conditions.
Positive PsychologyB. Sternberg, Ph.D.Describes the origin and goals of the new “positive psychology.” Lists the factors that contribute to happiness and life satisfaction. Discusses the research findings related to happiness and life satisfaction. Lists several activities and exercises that can enhance happiness and life satisfaction.
Psychology of AgingB. Sternberg, Ph.D.Discusses how the physiological aging processes affect the five senses. Describes how aging processes affect intelligence and cognitive functioning. Identifies the effects of aging on creativity, memory, and language. Lists personality changes associated with aging. Identifies the mental illnesses most commonly associated with aging.
Psychotherapy & Emotional HealingB. Sternberg, Ph.D.Defines psychotherapy. Explains what is meant by cognitive, behavioral, and emotional change in psychotherapy. Describes psychoanalytic theory and therapy. Describes the theory of Person-Centered Therapy and its strategies. Describes the theory of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and its strategies. Describes the theories of Behavior Therapy and its strategies. Describes the theory of Cognitive Therapy and its strategies. Briefly lists other types of psychotherapy in use today.
Reducing StressR. Nelson, R.N./M. O'Brien, M.D.Explains how the body responds to and processes stress. Identifies the impact of stress on risk for heart disease and the physiological mechanisms that may mediate this link. Describes the role stress may play in increasing risk for health problems across the life span. Identifies a number of interventions for reducing stress.
Social AnxietyB. Sternberg, Ph.D.Defines social anxiety. Describes the symptoms of social anxiety. Identifies the causes of social anxiety. Describes the similarities and differences between shyness and social anxiety. Outlines the role of thinking in social anxiety. Describes strategies for coping with and reducing social anxiety.
Stress & DepressionD. Schramm, Ph.D.Defines stress, anxiety, and depression and discuss the differences among them. Identifies the physiological and emotional symptoms of stress, as well as common stress triggers. Discusses various techniques for coping with stress, such as stress management, complementary therapies, and psychotherapeutic approaches. Outlines the pharmacology, including side effects, of medical treatments for stress and depression.
Understanding Anger - 2nd Ed.B. Sternberg, Ph.D.Identifies definitions of anger. Describes the anatomy of anger. Defines common types of anger. Identifies the phases of the anger cycle. Describes gender differences in anger expression. Discusses ways in which anger is measured. Describes ways of managing and treating problematic anger. Discusses how expressed or repressed anger can affect physical health.
Understanding AnxietyB. Sternberg, Ph.D.Explains the difference between normal anxiety and an anxiety disorder. Describes the causes of anxiety. Outlines the demographics of anxiety. Describes the anxious personality. Recognizes and describes the most common anxiety disorders in adults and children including symptoms and treatment. Describes the role of exercise in treating anxiety. Describes common methods of assessing anxiety in primary care settings. Explains how state anxiety and trait anxiety differ. Outlines common comorbidities frequently seen with anxiety.
Understanding EmotionsB. Sternberg, Ph.D.Describes several meanings for the term “emotion.” Defines the relation between emotions and the brain. Explains the relation between thinking and emotions. Explains anger, envy, jealousy, sadness, depression and stress and discuss steps that can be taken to handle each of these emotions. Describes what is meant by “positive emotions” and how they can be enhanced.
Womens Health: DepressionM. O'Brien, M.D.Identifies the most prevalent forms of depression. Identifies the symptoms of depression and mania. Identifies the differences in presentation across age groups and sexes. Compares the theories of depression. Evaluates depression treatment modalities.
Womens Health: InsomniaM. O'Brien, M.D.Discusses the physiology of sleep. Characterizes healthy sleep patterns. Identifies the different types of insomnia. Discusses women’s sleep problems across their life cycle. Identify treatments for insomnia including optimal sleep hygiene, behavioral methods, and pharmaceuticals.



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Asthma & AllergiesR. Hullon, M.D., J.D.Identifies the pathophysiology and triggers of asthma and common allergies. Describes diagnostic methods for asthma and allergies. Summarizes the most prevalent treatment methods for asthma and allergies. Describes strategies for preventing asthmatic and allergic reactions. Discusses differences and similarities in diagnosis and treatment of adult and childhood asthma and allergies.
Food AllergiesM. O'Brien, M.D.Identifies the important distinction between food allergies and food intolerances. Identifies the most common causes of food-allergic reactions. Lists common symptoms of food allergic reactions and be able to respond appropriately in life-threatening situations. Explains the principle of cross-reactivity and the danger it represents. Identifies current practices and potential strategies for treating food-allergic reactions.
Hair & NailsB. Hayes, FAAD, Ph.D., M.D./M. O'Brien, M.D.Describes the patterns and causes of alopecia and hirsutism. Discusses the evaluation and possible treatments for hair loss and hirsutism. Describes changes in nail color, shape, and texture that indicate underlying illness. Lists medications which can cause hair or nail abnormalities. Discusses practical strategies for maintaining healthy hair and nails.
Heart HealthM. O'Brien, M.D.Discusses major risk factors for heart disease. Describes the relationship between obesity and heart disease. Lists commonly used diagnostic procedures in cardiology. Identifies the role of inflammation in heart disease. Lists new guidelines for blood pressure control.
Humor & HealingB. Sternberg, Ph.D.Describes the different definitions of humor. Identifies the various theories of humor. Discusses the physiology and therapeutic effects of laughter. Discusses the use of humor in health care settings and the role of humor for health care professionals. Defines the relationship between children and humor and the elderly and humor. Identifies some strategies for adding humor to health care practices.
HypertensionB. Sternberg, Ph.D.Discusses how blood pressure is measured and list the values used to define normal, pre-hypertension, and the two stages of hypertension. Lists the health problems associated with hypertension. Identifies the risks associated with isolated systolic hypertension and white coat hypertension. Lists the primary and secondary causes of hypertension. Describes the various risk factors related to hypertension. Identifies the options for treating hypertension with medications or lifestyle changes.
MeditationB. Sternberg, Ph.D.Defines what meditation is. Identifies the benefits of meditation and the research supporting these benefits. Summarizes the history of meditation and how it came to be popular in North America. Identifies the most popular meditation techniques. Determines how to troubleshoot challenges that may arise while meditating.
Skin Care, Allergies, & WrinklesM. O'Brien, M.D.Explains the diagnosis and newest treatments for skin conditions and skin allergies. Describes new laser treatments for wrinkles and other skin conditions. Advises patients on prevention and the most effective treatments for skin cancer. Helps patients cope with psychosocial issues caused by chronic skin conditions. Identifies future trends in medical and cosmetic skin treatments.
Spirituality & HealingM. O'Brien, M.D.Describes the increased interest in the relationship between religious belief and health in the United States. Discusses the findings and limitations of scientific studies that have linked longevity, health, and spirituality. Describes the controversy surrounding scientific studies on prayer. Identifies the role that individual spiritual beliefs may play in patients’ lives.
Stimulants: Caffeine, Amphetamines, etc.N. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.Identifies the physiologic, pharmacologic, and psychoneurologic properties of stimulants. Addresses the issues of caffeine toxicity, caffeine withdrawal, and management of caffeine-related disorders. Describes the mechanisms involved in amphetamine addiction and approaches to management of this condition. Identifies stimulants and stimulant-like medications used in weight reduction and appetite suppression.
Stop Losing SleepO. Katz, M.D., Ph.D./N. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.Addresses the classification and diagnosis of sleep disorders, including various insomnias and circadian rhythm anomalies, restless legs syndrome (RLS), and periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD). Identifies other conditions that may contribute to sleep disorders, including neurological, endocrinological, and psychological disorders. Describes the approaches to management of sleep disorders, both pharmacological and nonpharmacological (e.g., dietary, hygienic, and psychosocial). Identifies clinical ramifications of sleep apnea and RLS/PLMD pertinent to dental practice and general clinical practice.
The Power of WalkingM. O'Brien, M.D./A. St. Charles, Ph.D., R.D., LDNStates the CDC’s, and the American College of Sports Medicine’s recommendations for daily physical activity for adults, children, and adolescents. Describes the health benefits of walking. Explains how walking can reduce the risk of various diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, depression, and dementia. Describes how walking can benefit children, adults, pregnant women, and the elderly. Identifies the physical, occupational, and other therapeutic benefits of walking. Outlines how to start and maintain a walking program.
Thyroid Disorders - 3rd Ed.A. St. Charles, Ph.D., R.D., LDN/R. Hullon, M.D., J.D.Describes the anatomy of the thyroid gland. Describes the complex thyroid gland physiology. Distinguishes between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Discusses thyroid nodules. Discusses thyroid cancer.
Women's Health & Physical FitnessB. Sternberg, Ph.D.Identifies the benefits of regular exercise and fitness at all stages of life. Describes the current physical activity guidelines for healthy American adults, focusing on those specifically applicable to women. Explains the components of a good physical activity program and why each one is important for a woman’s health. Describes the fitness requirements for women during pregnancy and after menopause.
Womens Health: MenopauseM. O'Brien, M.D.Identifies the hormonal and neurologic changes that occur during menopause. Discusses the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, as well as effective treatments, including medication and behavioral approaches. Describes the latest research on the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy, and identifies the conditions and symptoms for which HRT may be appropriate. Discusses the pros and cons of a variety of alternative remedies for menopausal insomnia, hot flashes, and depression, such as black cohosh and vitamin B supplements. Addresses recent developments in the prevention of chronic disease risk at menopause, including lifestyle changes and prophylactic medications.





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