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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Source: Mindfulness - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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