Practitioner Course

Anorexia Redefined with James Greenblatt

Learn how to address the nutritional deficiencies that flow from anorexia so psychotherapy and pharmaceutical interventions are more effective.

Online Course
1 lesson


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


60 min/lesson
1 Hours total


Dr James Greenblatt

About this course

Dr. James Greenblatt introduces a functional-medicine model for anorexia nervosa treatment and recovery. Anorexia nervosa is the result of a complex and biologically-mediated interplay between environmental, psychosocial, and metabolic factors. Research supporting robust associations between discrete biologic imbalances are objectively reviewed, illuminating critical treatment targets for today’s clinical practice.

Most traditional treatments for anorexia focus on psychology as well as increasing patients’ calorie intake. This approach ignores one of the root causes of the disorder; nutritional deficiencies arising from self-starvation that profoundly disrupt normal brain function. We can halt the rising rates of anorexia nervosa by directly addressing these nutritional deficiency syndromes and by restoring nutritional balance to the malnourished brain.

Psychotherapy has long been the first-line treatment for anorexia nervosa, followed by medications. Unfortunately, both have proven inadequate as sole interventions for anorexia. More than half of all people with anorexia are at serious risk of relapsing, spiralling downward, and even dying because of over-reliance on psychological therapies.

Prescription drugs are often used as the first-line treatment of anorexia despite very little research evidence supporting their benefit. Standard treatment approaches are fundamentally inadequate as they overlook the biological aspect of the disease including the nutritional deficiencies that disrupt all aspects of the human body and its functioning.

Upon completion, you will be able to substantiate the utility of a functional medicine approach for anorexia nervosa that honours biochemical individuality and which also satisfies the equally imperative mandates of “nourishing the brain/nurturing the mind.”
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Gain  insights into the genetic influences and the brain changes that occur with anorexia nervosa
  • Learn how to assist anorexia nervosa patients with diet and supplements
  • Learn about the vital role of Zinc in the treatment of anorexia nervosa for dopamine regulation and digestion 
  • Learn about the vital role of Essential Fatty Acids in the treatment of anorexia nervosa for depression and heart health

What's in this course

Your Presenter

Dr James Greenblatt M.D.

A pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, James M. Greenblatt, MD, has treated patients since 1988. After receiving his medical degree and completing his psychiatry residency at George Washington University, Dr. Greenblatt completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School.

Dr. Greenblatt currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioural Care in Waltham, MA and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine. An acknowledged integrative medicine expert, educator, and author, Dr. Greenblatt has lectured internationally on the scientific evidence for nutritional interventions in psychiatry and mental illness. Through three decades of practice and research, Dr. Greenblatt is a leading contributor to helping physicians and patients understand the role of personalised medicine for mental illness.

He is the author of seven books, including Finally Focused: The Breakthrough Natural Treatment Plan for ADHD; Nutritional Lithium: A Cinderella Story; Answers to Anorexia; Integrative Medicine for Alzheimer’s; Integrative Medicine for Binge Eating; and Integrative Medicine for Depression. Dr. Greenblatt is the founder of Psychiatry Redefined, an educational platform dedicated to the transformation of psychiatry. Psychiatry Redefined offers online CME-approved courses, webinars, and fellowships for professionals to learn about functional and integrative medicine for mental illness.