Alternative Treatments of Bipolar Disorder: Safe, Effective and Affordable Approaches and How to Use Them

Alternative Treatments of Bipolar Disorder: Safe, Effective and Affordable Approaches and How to Use Them

by James Lake, MD

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Alternative Treatments of Bipolar Disorder: Safe, Effective and Affordable Approaches and How to Use Them
is filled with practical information about alternaitve treatments including:
•herbals, vitamins and other natural supplements
•whole body approaches
•meditation and mind-body practices
•light, sound and other established energy therapies
•subtle energy therapies

Alternative Treatments of Bipolar Disorder: Safe, Effective and Affordable Approaches and How to Use Them, will help you
•Understand bipolar disorder better
•Take inventory of your symptoms
•Learn about a variety of alternative treatments of bipolar disorder
•Develop a customized treatment plan that makes sense for you
•Re-evaluate your treatment plan and make changes if your initial plan doesn’t work

Treatment approaches are summarized in easy-to-read bullets so you can quickly find key information on a variety of treatment choices, including:
•Name of treatment and category
•How the treatment works
•Dosages (for natural supplements) or frequency or duration of use to achieve beneficial effects (for whole body, mind-body or energy approaches)
•Examples of safe and effective combinations with other treatments
•Comments and warnings about adverse effects and particular treatment combinations that may be unsafe and should be avoided
•Duration of treatment needed to achieve beneficial results

"This brief manuscript from Dr. Lake presents important adjunctive treatments for a disabling mental illness that affects approximately 5.5 million American adults each year. Bipolar Disorder is often misdiagnosed and treated almost exclusively with multiple psychotropic medications. Many patients often stop taking medications due to the vast array of undesirable side effects brought on by the medications meant to provide relief from their symptoms, resulting in uncontrollable mood swings and impaired function. While many of the resources currently available describe pharmacological strategies for treating Bipolar Disorder, Dr. Lake offers a refreshing approach that focuses on non-medication approaches and adjunctive treatment methods including herbals, vitamins and other natural supplements, whole body and mind-body approaches, and energy therapies.

Dr. Lake provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of the therapies available for the treatment of Bipolar Disorder. Dr. Lake also shares examples of safe and effective combinations and dosage recommendations based on evidence-based research. This book will benefit patients and professionals seeking guidance on how to implement integrative therapies as adjunctive or stand-alone treatments for Bipolar Disorder."

James M. Greenblatt, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Services, Walden Behavioral Care, Waltham, Massachusetts

"This resource provides helpful information for anyone trying to find credible solutions for bipolar mood concerns. Dr. Lake is a world class expert on this topic and he supplies just what you might hope for: comprehensive tools, ratings to help sort through the science and practical advice about how to get better. Highly recommended."

Scott Shannon, MD author of Mental Health for the Whole Child.

The other books in the series cover alternative and integrative treatments of the following mental health problems:
•Alcohol and drug abuse
•Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
•Dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
•Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152024128
Publisher: James Lake, MD
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Series: Alternative and Integrative Treatments in Mental Health Care
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 734,271
File size: 168 KB

About the Author

Dr. Lake is a Board certified psychiatrist in private practice in Monterey, California. He has chaired symposia and workshops at APA meetings and other national and international conferences on non-conventional and integrative mental health care. Dr. Lake has served as a clinical assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at Stanford, and is currently a visiting assistant professor of medicine at University of Arizona School of Medicine, Center for Integrative Medicine. He founded and chaired the American Psychiatric Association’s Caucus on Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Mental Health Care from 2004 through 2010 and was appointed to a special APA Task Force on CAM and integrative medicine. He is currently co-chair of the working group on integrative mental health in the Consortium on Academic Healthcare Centers in Integrative Medicine, and is a founding member and former chair of the International Network of Integrative Mental Health. Dr. Lake has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters on integrative medicine and psychiatry. He contributes a regular column on integrative mental health care to Psychiatric Times, and serves on the editorial review boards of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Journal of the Association for Advances in Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, and Jour of Clinical Psychiatry. Dr. Lake is the author or editor of four textbooks on integrative mental health: Chinese Medical Psychiatry: A Clinical Manual, (with Bob Flaws), Blue Poppy Press, 2000; Textbook of Integrative Mental Health Care, Thieme, 2006; and Complementary and Alternative Treatments in Mental Health Care (co-edited with David Spiegel), American Psychiatric Press, 2007; Integrative Mental Health Care: A Therapist’s Handbook, Norton, 2009; and a series of ebooks titled The Integrative Mental Health Solution. Long-standing interests include the role of culture in mental illness, the philosophy and history of medicine, and the role of consciousness and intentionality in healing.

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