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Sunday, March 26 • 8:35am - 9:20am
Divide No More: Understanding and Capitalizing on the Overlap Between Inflammatory Disorders and Mental Health

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Autoimmune disorders and mental health conditions share a lot in common at multiple levels. There are multiple ties that bind these two seemingly discreet disorders, including the fact that both have elements of chronic inflammation, HPA axis abnormalities, as well as altered parasympathetic – sympathetic imbalances. Clinicians who take care of patients with autoimmune disorders should be able to achieve superior results when they address the mind-body needs of their patients. This presentation will offer a combination of the scientific understanding of this overlap along with practical tips and tools as how to best serve the complex needs of these patients. 

  • Examine the overlap between chronic inflammatory disorders and mental health and the ties that bind them together
  • Offer practical tips and tools for clinicians to utilize in order to rapidly and effectively screen for mental health conditions in autoimmune disorders
  • Explore the data supporting 5 elements of wellness’ impact on mental wellness, physical wellness, and chronic pain 

avatar for Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC

Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC

Adjunct Clinical Affiliate, School of Nursing The University of Texas Psychotherapist Private Practice
avatar for Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH

Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH

Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine Midland, Texas Psychiatrist Private Practice

Sunday March 26, 2017 8:35am - 9:20am