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Your Infectious Personality: Microbial & Viral Influence on Mood Disorders

With mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, it is important to be at the forefront when addressing these conditions. Traditional methods leave much to be desired and patients are left with very little options from both the natural and pharmaceutical worlds. The role of infections in the pathogenesis of different mood disorders may hold the key. In fact, some viruses can directly affect the central nervous system while other microbes can manipulate nervous system function from a distance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of personality and mood disorders

  • Learn about mood disorder statistics and growth trends

  • Review neurochemistry as it relates to different mood disorders

  • Explain diet and environmental exposures that can make one more susceptible to these disorders

  • Discuss the microbiome and how it relates to neurochemistry

  • Link immune disruption to mood disorders

  • Review real patient cases and protocols

  • Discover ways to educate patients on stress management and positive outlook

  • Learn evidence-based nutritional protocols


Brett Wisniewski, DC, MS, DABCI, DACBN

Dr. Brett Wisniewski was born and raised in New Jersey. He attended Monmouth University where he received a bachelor’s of science degree in biology with concentrated studies in chemistry. Dr. Brett attended Palmer College of Chiropractic and graduated Cum Laude, with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. He then went on to study at the University of Florida where he completed his master's degree in molecular cell biology with a concentration in immunology.

Dr. Brett also holds diplomates from the American Board of Chiropractic Internists (DABCI) and the American Board of Clinical Nutrition (DACBN). He is both an instructor and administrator for multiple DABCI programs across the country and holds a seat on the executive board for the American Board of Clinical Nutrition.

November 13, 2021

8:30am - 6:00pm

Registration begins at 8:00am

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Boston/Bedford Glen

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