Natural Medications for Psychiatric Disorders: Considering the Alternatives / Edition 2

Natural Medications for Psychiatric Disorders: Considering the Alternatives / Edition 2

by David Mischoulon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0781767628

ISBN-13: 9780781767620

Pub. Date: 08/01/2008

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Updated for its Second Edition, this book is the only reference to focus exclusively on natural medications in psychiatry. Eminent psychiatrists from the Massachusetts General Hospital and other leading institutions examine current scientific and clinical data on the applications, effectiveness, and safety of natural psychotropics and acupuncture. Quick-reference

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Updated for its Second Edition, this book is the only reference to focus exclusively on natural medications in psychiatry. Eminent psychiatrists from the Massachusetts General Hospital and other leading institutions examine current scientific and clinical data on the applications, effectiveness, and safety of natural psychotropics and acupuncture. Quick-reference tabular appendices list indications, contraindications, dosages, combinations, and drug-drug interactions for each remedy.

This edition includes brand-new chapters on acupuncture, homeopathy, and therapies for substance dependence and weight management. The chapter on polypharmacy and side effect management addresses the growing issue of drug-drug interactions. New introductory chapters discuss complementary and alternative medicine in society and examine research limitations and quality assurance issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781767620
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Society: An Introduction
David Mischoulon and Jerrold F. Rosenbaum

Evaluating the Data: Limitations of Research and Quality Assurance Issues Regarding Natural Remedies
Maurizio Fava and David Mischoulon

TREATMENT OF MOOD DISORDERS

St. John's Wort: A Critical Evaluation of the Evidence for Antidepressant Effects
Andrew A. Nierenberg, Hannah G. Lund, and David Mischoulon

Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Mood Disorders: A Review of Neurobiological and Clinical Actions
Andrew L. Stoll

One-Carbon Metabolism and the Treatment of Depression: Roles of S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine and Folate
Jonathan E. Alpert, George I. Papakostas, and David Mischoulon

Dehydroepiandrosterone in the Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Conditions
Owen M. Wolkowitz, Victor I. Reus, Nicole Maninger, and Synthia Mellon

Inositol in the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders
Robert H. Belmaker and Joseph Levine

TREATMENT OF ANXIETY AND SLEEP DISORDERS

Herbal Remedies for Anxiety and Insomnia: Kava and Valerian
David Mischoulon

Therapeutic Potential of Melatonin in Sleep and Circadian Disorders
Irina V. Zhdanova and Leah Friedman

TREATMENT OF OTHER DISORDERS

Ginkgo Biloba Extract (EGb 761) in Cognitive Disorders
Hakima Amri, Mones Abu-Asab, Pierre Le Bars, and Janet Kastelan

Black Cohosh for Relief of Climacteric Symptoms
Daniel S. Fabricant, Steven Dentali, Elizabeth C. Krause, and Norman R. Farnsworth

Chaste Tree Fruit and Premenstrual Syndrome
Donna E. Webster, Steven Dentali, Norman R. Farnsworth, and Z. Jim Wang

Natural Products with Anti-Addictive Activities
David Y-W. Lee

Alternative Therapies for Weight Loss
Anne Becker and Lee Kaplan

MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS

Acupuncture for the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders
Albert Yeung, Rosa Schnyer, Yantao Ma, and David Mischoulon

Homeopathy and Its Applications in Psychiatry
Iris R. Bell and Pamela Pappas

Polypharmacy, Side Effect Management, and Drug-Drug Interactions with Natural Psychotropic Medications and Acupuncture
David Mischoulon and Christina M. Dording

Afterword

APPENDICES

Appendix 1: Summary of the Different Treatments: Components, Indications, Mechanisms, Doses, Adverse Effects, Combinations, and Interactions

Appendix 2

Appendix 3

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