Online Course - Multi Media
Neurobiology of Anxiety, Depression and Traumatic Stress: New Developments and Treatment Implications
Many psychiatric disorders are either caused by or result in neurobiological changes that create tremendous human suffering and complicate treatment. This workshop explores in detail the neurobiology of traumatic stress, anxiety and depressive disorders, and focuses on many concrete and practical approaches to enhance outcome in therapy. Additional topics include: the role of severe stress in altering brain functioning and thus reduce symptoms: stabilizing the circadian cycle, exercise, sleep enhancement, diet, bright light therapy, over-the-counter and herbal treatments, and the growing body of research on how psychotherapy alters brain functioning.
- Describe the neurobiology of common psychiatric disorders
- Describe two techniques that can compliment and enhance outcome in psychotherapy
- Explain the role of severe stress on altered brain functioning
John Preston, Psy.D.
John Preston, Psy. D. is a Professor of Psychology with Alliant International University, Sacramento, CA. He is the author of 18 books on various topics including psychotherapy, neurobiology, and the interface between religion and psychology. He is also the author of Drugs in Psychiatry chapter in the Encyclopedia Americana. He has spoken widely both in the United States and abroad.