CME Course Catalog

Clinical Applications of Advanced Genetics

Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1 hour)
Price: $47

Course Description

This course is a great sequel to the Overview of Genetic Testing in Psychiatry course.  In Clinical Applications of Advanced Genetics, we’ll explore specific case examples so you can understand more fully how to apply these specialized labs into practice.

This course will give you a clear understanding of the mental health implications of MTHFR mutations and how and when to treat them.  By examining specific cases, youll be able to outline treatment implications of COMT and MTHFR methylation SNPs.

Genetic SNPs in the Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) gene can underlie challenges depressed patients face. Youll gain skill in defining three interventions for patients with BDNF SNPs. Youll learn how to explain the link between ANK3 SNPs and selection of a mood stabilizer. Well examine the ways genetic testing can help you solve the tough cases of treatment- resistance.

Learning Objectives

  • Uncover treatment implications of COMT and MTHFR methylation SNPs
  • Find out 3 interventions for patients with BDNF SNPs
  • Discover the link between ANK3 SNPs and mod stabilizers

CME/CE Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Integrative Psychiatric Institute. The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


In order to obtain your CME credit for this course, you will need to take and pass the CME quiz and complete a CME evaluation after watching the video. The quiz will be linked under the video. The Evaluation will follow automatically. If the quiz is passed, you will be prompted to download your CME certificate immediately after.

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David Rosenthal, MD

David Rosenthal, M.D., is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who earned his medical degree at the University of Iowa School of Medicine in 1986 and completed his residency in adult psychiatry and fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center. He is a published author on ADHD and has lectured widely on ADHD, mood disorders and, most recently, on the use of genetic testing to assist in determining the optimal treatment of complex psychiatric disorders. He has taught psychopharmacology classes and has worked in a variety of mental health settings including a large HMO and adolescent and adult prison settings. He is currently in private practice in Boulder, Colorado, where he resides with his wife and son.