Immune Balance & the Brain - DVD only - 6 hours
Describes components of the immune system and principles of normal immune function. Reviews the clinical features of common autoimmune, allergic and inflammatory conditions. Explains potential immune factors that may contribute to depression and other psychiatric disorders. Describes the link between poor oral health and immune dysfunction. Lists the dietary, pharmacologic, and lifestyle changes that may help balance immune function. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, nursing, and other healthcare professions.