CONNECT 2024 | Unraveling the Complex Interplay: Inflammation, Immune Tolerance, and their Impact on Psychiatric Conditions | Jaquel Patterson, ND, MBA, IFMCP




Cost: Non-members: $65 | Member: $35 | Student: $15

The presentation will review the relationship between neuroinflammation, autoimmunity and its role in psychiatric conditions. It will begin with an overview of the body's response to inflammation and cascade of events. It will then review immune tolerance and mechanisms contributing to autoimmunity development. It will then go into the role of inflammation's impact on important components of psychiatric conditions and all related factors including genetic predisposition, T-cell activation and cytokine production, ROS, ion channel leaking, epigenetic and environmental factors, amongst others. The presentation will then delve into 5 specific and affected psychiatric conditions, i.e. schizophrenia, anxiety, depression and PANS/PANDAS; all with their own specific nuances. We will then review treatment approaches including diet and lifestyle, antioxidants, fatty acids, herbs and nutrients. There will also be some information on conventional treatments.

Dr. Jaquel Patterson is a nationally recognized naturopathic physician, success coach, 3x Amazon best-selling author, and Forbes contributor. She owns a successful multi-disciplinary medical practice, Fairfield Family Health, in Connecticut. She has over 16 years of clinical experience with a focus on Lyme disease, autoimmune conditions, integrative psychiatry and environmental medicine. She is a sought-after speaker and published in places like USA Today, New York Magazine, Forbes, CBC, Fox, NBC and ABC. She has also completed additional training and is certified with the Institute for Functional Medicine and functional medicine for psychiatry and ADHD with Psychiatry Redefined. She is active in leadership within the profession, serving as the past President for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and currently serves on the board for the American Academy of Environmental Medicine.


**This presentation is worth 1 Category 1 CE for Washington-licensed NDs.**

Originally presented May 3rd - 5th, 2024, at WANP's CONNECT 2024 conference.