Complementary Therapies for Mental Health Disorders

Approximately 18% of the US adult population has a mental illness, yet only 13% with mental illness receive any treatment. Although pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy are the mainstays of treatment, treatment discontinuation and failure are common. Skepticism toward such treatments have fueled interest and use of complementary therapies, such as acupuncture, meditation, and natural products. Many medical providers are unaware of the use of these therapies by their patients, and knowledge of the evidence base for these therapies is often lacking. This review presents current evidence-based recommendations for complementary therapies in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder.
Source: Medical Clinics of North America - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research

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Do the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Sjögren's syndrome outcome measures correlate with impaired quality of life, fatigue, anxiety and depression in primary Sjögren's syndrome? Arch Med Sci. 2018 Jun;14(4):830-837 Authors: Omma A, Tecer D, Kucuksahin O, Sandikci SC, Yildiz F, Erten S Abstract Introduction: The aim of the study was to investigate whether there is a relationship between the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) outcome measures and quality of life (QoL), fatigue, anxiety and depression in patients with pSS and to define determinants which could affect quality ...
Source: Archives of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Arch Med Sci Source Type: research
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Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Depression Source Type: blogs
ConclusionDisturbances in EEG-based brain network indices might reflect altered emotional processing in MDD. These source-level network indices might provide useful biomarkers to understand regional brain pathology in MDD.
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 July 2018Source: Epilepsy &BehaviorAuthor(s): María Crespo, David Agustín León-Navarro, Mairena MartínAbstractFebrile seizures (FS) represent one of the most frequent convulsive disorders in children which can be classified into simple and prolonged depending on the duration. Although simple FS are generally considered as benign, there is controversy about the outcome of prolonged FS. Here, we have used an animal model of prolonged FS to investigate persistent neurochemical and behavioral alterations in adult rats. Hyperthermic seizures were induced in 1...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
The aim of this study was to investigate the changes in insular cortex metabolites and the correlation with clinical manifestations in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA). Lateral insular metabolite levels were measured and relevant ratios were calculated in OSA patients and healthy individuals, including N-acetyl aspartate/creatine (NAA/Cr), choline/creatine (Cho/Cr), inositol/creatine (Ins/Cr), glutamate compound/creatine (Glx/Cr), N-acetyl aspartate/choline (NAA/Cho), and lactic acid (Lac). Participants’ scores on the Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAMA), the Hamilton Depression Scale (HAMD), the Pittsbu...
Source: NeuroReport - Category: Neurology Tags: Clinical Neuroscience Source Type: research
This study describes the peer bullying experiences of young people with CF, and examines associations between school bullying and the psychological well-being of these young people. A sequential mixed-methods approach was used to collect data from 26 young people with CF (10-16 years of age). These data were compared with large samples of healthy children. Following an online survey, 11 young people, through online focus groups, expanded on the survey findings, describing their experiences within the school environment. Young people with CF reported lower involvement in bullying victimization and perpetration relative to t...
Source: The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Orthopsychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2018Source: Journal of Adolescence, Volume 68Author(s): Helena Moreira, Maria Cristina CanavarroAbstractThe current study aims to investigate whether mindful parenting and adolescents' dispositional mindfulness differ as a function of maternal anxiety and depressive symptoms and to explore the moderating role of these symptoms on the relationship between mindful parenting and adolescents' dispositional mindfulness. A sample of 685 mother-adolescent dyads was collected in Portuguese public schools. Mothers completed self-reported measures of mindful parenting and symptoms of anxiety and depression,...
Source: Journal of Adolescence - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The findings have potential implications for our understanding of the impact of maternal depressive and anxiety symptoms on the developing mother-infant relationship. PMID: 29999404 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research
AbstractAvoidant personality disorder (AvPD) is a common and heterogeneous disorder. In spite of this, few studies have focused on treatment, and treatment guidelines have not been developed. In Scandinavian countries many patients with low levels of AvPD are treated sufficiently in private practices or in briefer psychiatric treatments, often for anxiety or depression. However, patients with higher levels of personality dysfunction are often not helped sufficiently by such treatments. In this paper we describe a longer and more intense treatment for severe AvPD based on a combination of Mentalization-Based Group Psychothe...
Source: Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Lexapro is the brand name for a drug called escitalopram, which treats depression and anxiety. As a side effect, Lexapro may cause some people to gain a small amount of weight. Less commonly, it may cause weight loss. A healthful diet and regular exercise can help to prevent unwanted changes in weight. Learn more here.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news
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