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Mood Changes in PMDD and Perimenopause

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PMDD and Perimenopause can be a time of mood changes that can include depression, anxiety, irritability and a low threshold of tolerance.  Research on numerous nutraceuticals and botanicals have resulted in many good options to improve the neurotransmitter response to the normal hormone changes and thus improve outcomes for these mood changes.

This webinar will review this research, give case examples, and provide sample treatment plans to improve patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, the clinician will be able to:

  • Learn research nutraceuticals and botanicals that help improve the neurotransmitter response to the normal hormone changes and thus improve outcomes for these mood changes
  • Review case examples
  • Review sample treatment plans to improve patient outcomes

CE Credits

CONO: Category A General – 1.0 credit;
British Columbia: Category C General – 1.0 credit
AANP: General – 1.0 credit;
OANP/OBNM: For Oregon attendees seeking OBNM approved CE credits, please note that this event has not been submitted for approval to the OBNM. CE certificate will be issued upon individual request.

Tori Hudson

Dr Tori Hudson, ND

Dr Tori Hudson, Naturopathic Physician, graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in 1984 and has served the college in several capacities, including: Medical Director, Associate Academic Dean, and Academic Dean. She is currently a clinical adjunct professor at NUNM), Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University, and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr Hudson has been in practice for more than 36 years, is the medical director of her clinic, “A Woman’s Time” in Portland, Oregon, co-owner and director of product research and education for VITANICA and the program director for the Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine. She is also the founder and co-director of NERC (Naturopathic Education and Research Consortium), a non-profit organization for accredited naturopathic residencies.

Dr Hudson has been appointed as a faculty member of the Fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

Dr Hudson was awarded the 1990 President’s award from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for her research in women’s health, the 1999 prestigious Naturopathic Physician of the Year award, the 2003 NUNM Alumni Pioneer Award, the 2009 Natural Products Association Pioneer Award and in 2012 was inducted into the NUNM Hall of Fame. In 2016, she was the recipient of the annual Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physician’s “Living Legends” award.

In 2021 she received the 2020 American Botanical Council’s prestigious Fredi Kronenberg Excellence in Research and Education in Botanicals in Women’s Health Award for 2020.

She is a nationally recognized author (book: Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine second edition, McGraw Hill 2008), speaker, educator, researcher, and clinician. Dr Hudson serves on several editorial boards, advisory panels and as a consultant to the natural products industry.  She also writes monthly columns and freelance articles for several publications.