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A Review of Select CAM Modalities for the Prevention and Treatment of PTSDJuly 25th 2014
The limited effectiveness of current approaches provide compelling arguments for effective conventional and complementary interventions aimed at preventing PTSD and treating chronic PTSD. Specifics here.
Integrative Management of SchizophreniaMay 13th 2014
Select natural products have been evaluated as adjunctive agents that may be combined with conventional antipsychotics, with promising preliminary findings. Music therapy, meditation, and mindfulness training may improve quality of life for individuals with schizophrenia. Details here.
Treatment-Resistant Depression: An Alternative Approach to ManagementMay 1st 2014
In this podcast, B. Andrew Farah, MD, looks at shortcomings of current therapy that make treatment-resistant depression so common, offers insights into the genetic underpinnings of TRD, and focuses on a new treatment paradigm.
Serving the Underserved: Who Needs Mental Health Care?November 8th 2013
Experts address specific concerns when treating the immigrant sector and describe supervised mental health services for uninsured, largely undocumented patients.
The Role of Psychiatrists in Integrated Health CareNovember 6th 2013
The depth and duration of medical training in psychiatric residency is yet to be determined, but given the increasing emphasis on integrated care, the role of psychiatrists is changing. More in this video.
A Risk Stratification Approach to Alcohol DetoxificationNovember 5th 2013
The challenges of identifying patients at risk for alcohol withdrawal have been found to be mitigated by the development of a Risk Stratification Questionnaire, now being adopted by the VA regionally throughout New England. More in this video.
Natural Products Used to Treat Depressed Mood as Monotherapies and Adjuvants to AntidepressantsSeptember 23rd 2013
Most persons who use CAM modalities to self-treat a mental health problem take prescription antidepressants concurrently. Combined use can result in serious supplement-drug interactions.
Mind-Body Interventions for Mood Disorders in Older AdultsSeptember 9th 2013
Nonpharmacological interventions-such as mind-body interventions-can improve a partial response to antidepressants via stress reduction, improved physical functioning, increased socialization, and reduced risks of polypharmacy.
Treatment of Nutritional and Metabolic Disorders in Psychiatry: Integrative or Integrated?July 11th 2013
This article highlights evidence-based treatment with herbs and nutrients with good tolerability and potential benefit when integrated into psychiatric practices.
Integrative Treatment of Bipolar Disorder: A Review of the Evidence and RecommendationsJuly 3rd 2013
Before recommending any natural product to a patient with bipolar disorder, the clinician should be familiar with important safety considerations. This article summarizes provisional guidelines for the use of CAM and integrative therapies in patients with bipolar disorder.
Slideshow: Nonconventional and Integrative Treatments of ADHDJune 21st 2013
It is important for mental health professionals to be familiar with research findings about widely used complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments of ADHD in order to provide patients with accurate information on efficacy, safety, and appropriate use. Presented here are some of the results from several pivotal studies.
Mindfulness and the Medication Management VisitMay 3rd 2013
Engaging in mindfulness activities either individually or with patients who come to us for brief medication visits can have a profound influence on the therapeutic process.
Integrative Mental Health Resource LaunchedFebruary 1st 2012
Consumers, mental healthcare professionals, researchers and public health advocates can now access comprehensive information on all aspects of integrative mental healthcare via a new Web site launched by the International Network of Integrative Mental Health.
Protective Custody for Morbidly Obese Children?September 20th 2011
In a childhood obesity article, the JAMA authors suggest "involvement of state protective services . . . including placement into foster care in carefully selected situations" as an alternative to treatment at newly established pediatric surgical weight loss programs. Do you agree?
An Integrative Approach to Treating PatientsNovember 20th 2010
LIVE FROM PSYCHIATRIC CONGRESS It is no surprise that pain, depression, and anxiety form a "terrible triad"--but now there’s proof, according to results from research presented1 at the 2010 US Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress (Psych Congress).
An Alternative Approach To The Suicidal Patient: Crisis InterventionMarch 18th 2010
There are currently several disturbing phenomena in the field of suicidology: •Many papers are describing risk assessment and suggesting the need for high-risk patients to be hospitalized. •Emergency department (ED) staff are complaining about spending much of their time trying to find beds for patients. •Programs are claiming “crisis intervention” when, in fact, they only provide triage.
Chronic Pain and Mood Disorders-Identifying and Understanding Shared Neurophysiological MechanismsOctober 29th 2009
The editors of Psychiatric Times interview Vladimir Maletic, MD, PA, clinical professor of neuropsychiatry and behavioral science at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia; founding member of the Integrative Neurobiology Educational Alliance; and member of the U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress 2009 advisory board.
Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Rx: Safety IssuesJuly 7th 2009
Findings of a recent large population survey suggest that 1 in 3 adults in this country (approximately 72 million people) uses 1 or more complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities during any given year.1 Many CAMs are widely regarded as safe on the basis of their established uses in traditional systems of medicine over centuries or longer and their current widespread use in the United States and other Western countries. Unfortunately, there is limited reliable information on potential risks associated with the majority of these approaches.