CME Course Catalog

Natural Remedies for Depression

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

Course Description

Major Depression is on track  to be the leading cause of the global burden of disease by 2030, according to WHO. With 100 million people suffering from depression worldwide, there is no question that we are facing a global crisis. At the same time, we are increasingly seeing the limitations of conventional treatment and in search of integrative treatments.

Unfortunately, antidepressants have not lived up to what we hoped for.  Many providers are now asking the question, “What am I missing?”  

In Natural Remedies for Depression, we dive into the lesser-known evidence base regarding supplements such as curcumin, methylated folate products, SAM-e, St. John’s Wort, rhodiola, and Vitamin D. We also explore root causes of depression such as undiagnosed trauma, inactivity, and factors like low vitamin D and low cholesterol.

You will learn how to use the basic toolkit of nutraceuticals to treat depression including dosing, side effects, and contraindications.o With this information you will be able to offer a fresh perspective and new treatments for acute depression and more treatment resistant cases. 

Learning Objectives

  • Treatment failures of existing pharmaceuticals
  • How to adapt an integrative psychiatric model to promote healing and wellness
  • A go-to list of nutraceuticals to treat depression, with evidence-based results
  • Dosing, side effects, and contraindications of nutraceutical interventions
  • Scientific research and references supporting the effectiveness of integrative psychiatry

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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Will Van Derveer, MD

Will Van Derveer, MD is Co-Founder of Integrative Psychiatry Institute (IPI). He co-created IPI as an expression of what he stands for. First, that anyone can heal, and second that we medical providers must embrace our own healing journeys in order to fully command our potency as healers. Dr. Van Derveer spent the last 20 years innovating and testing a comprehensive approach to addressing psychiatric challenges which transcends the conventional model he learned in medical school at Vanderbilt University and residency at University of Colorado, while deeply engaging his own healing path.

He founded the Integrative Psychiatric Healing Center in 2001 in Boulder, CO, where he currently practices. Dr. Van Derveer regards unresolved emotional trauma as the most significant root cause of psychiatric symptoms in integrative psychiatry practice, along with gut issues, hormone imbalances, inflammation, mitochondrial dysfunction, and other functional medicine challenges. He is trained in Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, and other psychotherapy techniques. His current clinical passion is psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, which he mentors interested doctors in providing. An avid meditator, he has been a meditation instructor since 2004.