423 Beyond DSM-5

David Mays • Saturday Morning

David MaysDespite its controversies, the DSM-5 offered little change from DSM-IV. But what’s ahead—the efforts to discover full-blown biological markers for a range of mental conditions—will truly revolutionize the mental health field. This workshop will bring you the latest on cutting-edge developments to help you develop the kind of practice that will be required in the future.

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • The fundamentals of determining biological markers for mental disorders, including genetic variations, epigenetic, and cellular markers as well as biochemical testing of neurotransmitters, neuromodulators, and cortisol
  • The treatment advances ahead, including genetic scans, specially epigenetically tailored medications, and 21st-century psychosurgery
  • The latest about new biochemical interventions directed at genetic modification of intracellular mechanisms, cortisol blockers, and drugs to prevent future biochemical changes like Alzheimer’s

David Mays, MD, PhD, is a licensed physician in Wisconsin. He’s a clinical adjunct assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

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