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BDNF as a New Target in Depression: Using Botanicals To Nudge the CNS

April 14, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

bdnf and depression lecture at FMU

BDNF as a New Target in Depression: Using Botanicals To Nudge the CNS

FMU Guest Lecture Series: Speaker Kevin Spelman PhD, MCPP

**Exclusive guest lecture for FMU students Tues April 14th, transcripts, audio and video available for download shortly afterwards**

“Most depression research has focused on hippocampal and frontal cortical regions for their roles in depression and antidepressant action and on the monoamine hypothesis. However, there is compelling evidence that other brain regions are also involved and that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a key role in depression and mediates the action of antidepressants”.

“In this presentation Dr Kevin Spelman will focus on the novel perspective of BDNF in depression and the plants which can increase BDNF and how to use this plants in the clinic”.

*What is particularly interesting here is though there is a long list of things that increase BDNF, the majority of people tend to get caught up on keto as ‘the’ way to increase it when things like exercise and other foods and supplements equally do so without keto so here is another approach – herbs


April 14, 2020
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Functional Medicine University


Dr. Ron Grisanti

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