Integrative psychiatry

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Weil integrative medicine library : #03.
Weil integrative medicine library
Oxford ; New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press 2010.
Physical Description
xvii, 494 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other Authors
Daniel A. Monti (-), Bernard D. Beitman
  • Dietary guidelines for psychiatric patients / Joel S. Edman
  • Exercise in the treatment of depressive disorders / Rajnish Mago and Rajeev Mahajan
  • The use of nutritional supplements in psychiatric practice / Joel S. Edman and Daniel A. Monti
  • Botanicals of interest to psychiatrists / Howard L. Field
  • Art therapy in the context of creative expressive therapies / Susan Kaye-Huntingdon and Caroline C. Peterson
  • Aromatherapy in psychiatry / Geraldine F. DePaula and Doreen F. Lafferty
  • Acupuncture and Chinese medicine / Jingduan Yang and Daniel A. Monti
  • The role of chiropractic in mind-body health / Henry Pollard
  • Homeopathy and psychiatry / Bernardo A. Merizalde
  • Sleep and sleep disorders / Karl Doghramji, George Brainard, and John M. Balaicuis
  • Integrative approaches to the management of chronic pain / Lynette Menefee Pujol and Bettina Herbert
  • Integrative approaches to brain rehabilitation / Denise E. Malkowicz, Jolene Ross, and James Caunt
  • Mindfulness and mindfulness-based stress reduction / Donald McCown and Diane Reibel
  • The neurobiology of meditation / Andrew B. Newberg
  • Hypnosis and biofeedback as prototypes of mind-body medicine / Marie Stoner and Linda Shrier
  • Facilitating emotional health and well-being / Patricia A. Coughlin
  • The interaction of religion and health / Bruce Y. Lee and Andrew B. Newberg
  • Synchronicity and healing / Bernard D. Beitman, Elif Celebi, and Stephanie L. Coleman.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Contemporary psychiatry is a field that is especially conducive to the principles of integrative medicine. With the exception of a few disorders, such as schizophrenia, most psychiatric disorders respond to interventions other than drugs. Patients who have not tolerated or not respondedoptimally to traditional treatments are also good candidates for integrative treatments. Additionally, herbals such as St. John's wort for the treatment of depression and ginkgo for the treatment of memory impairment in dementia have been found effective in traditional clinical trials. Patients' useof alternative and complementary therapies in psychiatry has created a need for physicians to become informed about these treatments, to advise patients on their efficacy, and to be able to make judgments on integrating these therapies into existing regimens, including discussions of such issues aspotential drug-herb interactions.In this volume in the Weil Integrative Medicine Library, the authors describe a rational and evidence-based approach to the integrative therapy of mental disorders integrating the principles of alternative and complementary therapies into the principles and practice of conventional psychiatry andpsychology. The authors will examine what works and what doesn't, and offer practical guidelines for physicians to incorporate integrative medicine into their practice and to advise patients on reasonable and effective therapies. The text discusses areas of controversy and identifies areas ofuncertainty where future research is needed. Chapters also cite the best available evidence for both the safety and the efficacy of all therapies discussed. The information is presented in accessible and easy-to-read formats, including clinical pearls and key points, with a second text color forhighlighting key information.