Practitioner Course

Folate Receptor Antibodies In Mental Health

Modifying mental health conditions associated with folate receptor autoantibodies.

Online Course
1 lesson


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


1.5 hours total


Julie Brush

About this course

There is significant evidence that folate receptor autoantibodies (FRAAs) can interfere with the uptake of folate, potentially leading to conditions of cerebral folate deficiency, which is associated with various neurological disorders. The presence of these autoantibodies is more prevalent in specific conditions, such as autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental disorders​. As clinicians, we can easily incorporate testing for the FRAAs, along with appropriate treatment to address the central nervous system folate deficiencies that may be a causal factor for many mental health conditions including autism spectrum disorder, treatment-resistant depression, schizophrenia, PANS/PANDAS and bipolar disorder.
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

  • Understand the functions of folate and folate receptors in the human body.
  • Understand the concept and causes of central folate deficiency and the physiologic impact of this condition.
  • Expand your understanding of implication of folate deficiency beyond the impact on the fetus or infant to include onset of mental health in the older child and adult.
  • Understand how folate receptor autoantibodies may contribute to autism development and manifestations, and how to identify and address this issue.
  • Identify other conditions that may be affected by CNS folate deficiencies: schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, PANS/PANDAS and ADHD.
  • Effectively test and treat patients with folate receptor autoantibodies, improving clinical outcomes.

What's in this course

Your Presenter


Dr. Julie Brush earned her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She has served in a primary care setting with a focus on mental health for more than 15 years in clinical private practices in Oregon and Hawaii. Most recently, she served as the Medical Director of The Exclusive in Hawaii, a holistic addiction and eating disorder residential treatment center. She is an active member of the Oregon and Hawaii Associations of Naturopathic Physicians, and of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association and is certified in IV Therapy. As a NUNM graduate, Dr. Brush has completed extensive medical training in both primary care and naturopathic medicine.