CME Course Catalog

Nutritional Supplements for Child & Adolescent Mental Health

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

Course Description

Do you feel well prepared to answer questions from parents about alternative treatments for their children’s mental health challenges?

Clearly, there is a time and a place for recommending psychiatric medications to children. However, because the bulk of psychopharmacology research has not been done with children, we need to be especially judicious with medications in the pediatric population.

Pediatricians, family doctors, nurse practitioners, and child and adolescent psychiatrists are constantly looking for legitimate information on supplements, botanicals, and vitamins that can produce real results for children with ADHD, mood disorders, and anxiety. Learn the evidence and pediatric dosing strategies for Vitamin D, Folic acid, B12, St. Johns Wort, SAM-E, N-AC, Inositol, L-theanine, Lemon Balm, and Fish oil. 

For many medical professionals the big question about supplements is, What are the best informational sources for guidelines?” In this course you will be directed to the best and most  reputable online resources that you can trust for the information you need.

Learning Objectives

  • Principles of recommending evidence-based nutraceuticals to children and adolescents
  • How to research the evidence-base and lesser-known studies on nutraceuticals for mental health
  • Ethical considerations when recommending complementary and alternative medicine
  • A go-to list of nutraceuticals to treat depression, anxiety and ADHD for children and adolescents
  • Dosing, side effects and contraindications of nutraceutical interventions

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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Amelia Villagomez, MD

Dr. Villagomez is board certified in Child/Adolescent and General Psychiatry. She completed residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard program. Dr.Villagomez then completed the 1000-hour integrative medicine fellowship through the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. She has also been certified in leading Mind-Body skills Groups through the Center for Mind-Body Medicine. One area of focus has been working with patients with a history of trauma using an evidence-based trauma therapy called Accelerated Resolution Therapy.

She co-directors an Integrative Psychiatry elective program for residents and fellows at the University of Arizona and works in a group practice, Progressive Psychiatry, in Fort Worth, Texas using an integrative approach for children, adolescents, and adults.

Noshene Ranjbar, MD

Dr. Noshene Ranjbar is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic at Banner – UMC South. Dr. Ranjbar’s interests include integrative psychiatry, health disparities with focus on Native American health, and mind-body medicine. She serves as faculty at the Center for Mind Body Medicine where she is involved in building health promotion programs within Native communities.