CME Course Catalog

Ketogenic Diet Indications In Psychiatry and Neurology

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

Course Description

The Ketogenic diet has been getting a lot of buzz lately. When you unpack the research, it’s not only effective for weight loss and seizure disorders. There is a small, but increasing body of evidence to support the Ketogenic diet for other conditions such as mental health disorders.

In this course, you’ll learn from an Integrative Gastroenterologist about how the Ketogenic diet alters the microbiome, the biochemistry of entering ketosis versus glycolysis, how to guide a patient who is considering the Ketogenic diet, risk factors associated with being in  ketosis, and other considerations to keep in mind. Youll also learn about the difference between a “dirty” and “clean” ketogenic diet, and how to help patients stay clear of foods that may ultimately be harmful.

The efficacy of the Ketogenic diet has been studied in ADHD, ASD, Anxiety/Depression, Bipolar disorder, Alzheimer’s, and Schizophrenia. This course will help you select patients who might benefit from the Ketogenic diet as a metabolic intervention.  

Learning Objectives

  • Learn to recognize ketosis versus glycolysis: the physiology
  • Understand the dietary elements of the Ketogenic Diet
  • Discover how to apply the ketogenic diet for appropriate psychiatric indications

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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Marvin Singh, MD

Dr. Marvin Singh practices as an integrative gastroenterologist in San Diego, California, is a diplomate of the American board of integrative medicine, board certified internist and gastroenterologist. Dr. Singh was trained by Dr. Andrew Weil, a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Singh is currently a voluntary assistant clinical professor at UCSD in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health; prior to this, he has been a clinical assistant professor at UCLA and an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Singh is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and the True Health Initiative, among many other societies. He is actively involved in the American Gastroenterological Association and American Medical Association. He is co-editing the textbook of Integrative Gastroenterology 2nd edition and has already written several book chapters and articles. He is dedicated to guiding his patients toward optimal wellness every step of the way, in whatever manner they need it. He uses cutting-edge tests and personally designed protocols to develop a truly individualized plan based on genetics, microbiome, metabolism, and lifestyle. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Dr. Singh completed his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Michigan Health System followed by fellowship training in Gastroenterology at Scripps Clinic/Green Hospital.