Practitioner Course

Long Covid and Mental Health

Gain solid insight into how best to support your patients struggling with mental health concerns post-covid.

Online Course
1 lesson


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


90 min/lesson
1.5 Hours total


Dr Peter Bongiorno

About this course

At the time of writing about 611 million people have contracted covid throughout the world. About 20% of these will suffer long covid, and approximately 18% of these will have mental health problems like significant depression, anxiety and cognitive problems along with symptoms like chronic fatigue, dizziness, fogginess and inflammatory issues. The understanding of post covid concerns is in its infancy but there is substantial research coming in everyday and the more we know the better off our patient's will be.

In this course Dr Bongiorno will review the available research evaluating the underlying causes of post covid mental health concerns. Then he discusses the various lab tests that can help clinicians best identify these underlying causes. Finally he will survey the natural health choices available to address these aetiologies. The listener will leave with an understanding of why people can have challenging symptoms after covid, and solid ideas on how to help support these. 
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

  • Learn why many of your long covid patient's have significant mental health issues
  • Find out what the most current research is regarding post covid mental health problems
  • Understand what lab tests your patient's can get to find out more about the underlying causes
  • Learn the most effective natural health choices for this challenging symptom

What's in this course

Your Presenter


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).