Practitioner Course

Happy Hormones with Dr Peter Bongiorno

Explore the role of neurotransmitters in mood regulation to help more patients with mood disorders.

Online Course
1 lesson


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


90 min/lesson
1.5 Hours total


Dr Peter Bongiorno

About this course

While most conventional psychiatric care does emphasise endocrinology, there is no question that you cannot adequately treat anxiety, depression or other mental health concerns without a keen understanding of how hormones affect psychiatric balance. Dr. Bongiorno will take you through each major hormone and connect each to neurotransmitter balance, the stress response, and its relationship to the other hormones.

He will also describe how different hormone scenarios can be effectively treated using naturopathic and functional medicine modalities. You will leave this lecture with clear choices you can use to help effectively balance hormones for optimal mental health.

This presentation will likely make you think differently and more completely about the role of hormones individually and their interplay. They will affect how you care for your patients with a mental health 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

  • Review the history and general definition of hormones as they relate to mental health
  • Identify each important hormone in detail and understand them especially in relation to how they can affect mental health and neurotransmitter balance
  • Learn which lab tests can be most helpful to understand hormones collectively
  • Evaluate natural remedies that can help rebalance hormones effectively
  • Gain a new understanding of neurotransmitter interrelationships.
  • Develop effective care plans for your patients with mood dysfunction

What's in this course

Your Presenter

Dr Peter Bongiorno, N.D PhD

Dr Peter Bongiorno graduated from Bastyr University. He completed five years of training in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture and was honoured to be his class speaker. Before medical school, he researched as a pre-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland and at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut, and co-authored numerous medical journal articles in the field of neuroendocrinology. He completed his premedical studies and received a Bachelors degree in Biology and English Literature from Fairfield University.

Dr Bongiorno authored Healing Depression: Integrated Naturopathic and Conventional Treatments (CCNM Press, 2010), the first comprehensive textbook designed to teach physicians how to use the science and art of natural medicine to heal depression. His latest book for the public, How Come They’re Happy and I’m Not was released in November of 2012. He regularly writes articles for the Dr Oz and Sharecare websites and is an invited expert blogger at Psychology Today. Dr Bongiorno is also a major contributor to the 3rd and 4th editions of the Textbook of Natural Medicine.

Dr Bongiorno is Vice-President of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians and is active in gaining legislation to license naturopathic doctors in New York State. He is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Physicians for Social Responsibility and is a Diplomat in Acupuncture. Dr Bongiorno is licensed as an acupuncturist in the State of New York and is considered a naturopathic doctor in the State of Washington, where naturopathic doctors are licensed to practice medicine.

Dr Bongiorno helped create the first elective natural and integrative medicine class at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and he regularly guest lectures to medical students about natural medicine and acupuncture. Dr Bongiorno is an adjunct faculty member at New York University and at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health. He has lectured at the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians conference, CAM Expo in New York City, and numerous other conferences to both physician and public audiences. Dr Bongiorno has been regularly interviewed on national television as a natural medicine expert and local television, radio, and writes for national media (Psychology Today,, Energy Times).