Integrative Psychiatry

Integrative Psychiatry

by Daniel A. Monti, MD, Bernard D. Beitman, MD
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195388372

ISBN-13: 9780195388374

Pub. Date: 08/31/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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 responded optimally to traditional treatments are also good candidates for integrative

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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 responded optimally 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' use of 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 as potential 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 and psychology. 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 of uncertainty 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 for highlighting key information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195388374
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/31/2009
Series:
Weil Integrative Medicine Library Series
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors xv

I Harnessing Daily Life

1 Dietary Guidelines for Psychiatric Patients Joel S. Edman 3

2 Exercise in the Treatment of Depressive Disorders Rajnish Mago Rajeev Mahajan 22

3 The Use of Nutritional Supplements in Psychiatric Practice Joel S. Edman Daniel A. Monti 35

4 Botanicals of Interest to Psychiatrists Howard L. Field 60

5 Art Therapy in the Context of Creative Expressive Therapies Susan Kaye-Huntington Caroline C. Peterson 86

6 Aromatherapy in Psychiatry Geraldine F. DePaula Doreen F. Lafferty 111

II Healing Systems

7 Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Jingduan Yang Daniel A. Monti 127

8 The Role of Chiropractic in Mind-Body Health Henry Pollard 159

9 Homeopathy and Psychiatry Bernardo A. Merizalde 178

III Problems

10 Sleep and Sleep Disorders Karl Doghramji George Brainard John M. Balaicuis 195

11 Integrative Approaches to the Management of Chronic Pain Lynette Menefee Pujol Bettina Herbert 240

12 Integrative Approaches to Brain Rehabilitation Denise E. Malkowicz Jolene Ross James Caunt 268

IV Mind

13 Mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Donald McCown Diane Reibel 289

14 The Neurobiology of Meditation Andrew B. Newberg 339

15 Hypnosis and Biofeedback as Prototypes of Mind-Body Medicine Marie Stoner Linda Shrier 359

16 Facilitating Emotional Health and Well-Being Patricia A. Coughlin 383

17 The Interaction of Religion and Health Bruce Y. Lee Andrew B. Newberg 408

18 Synchronicity and Healing Bernard D. Beitman Elif Celebi Stephanie L. Coleman 445

Index 485

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