Integrative Mental Health Care: A Therapist's Handbook

Integrative Mental Health Care: A Therapist's Handbook

by James Lake MD


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Making sense of complementary and alternative treatments in mental health care.

In mental health care, as in medical care, more and more clinicians are turning to unconventional assessment and treatment approaches to evaluate and treat their patients in the most effective way possible. But how is a clinician to makes sense of the range of complementary and alternative treatments (CAM), and when is it appropriate and safe to use conventional therapies alongside them?

In this practical resource, Dr. Lake, a pioneer in the field of integrative mental healthcare, teaches readers how to integrate conventional mental healthcare—drugs and psychotherapy—with complementary and alternative approaches, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids and other natural products, mind-body practices, light therapy, music, biofeedback, energy therapies, acupuncture, and others. This is a concise, evidence-based guide to the day-to-day management of common mental health problems using an integrative approach.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393710618
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/05/2015
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

James Lake, MD, is on the clinical faculty at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. He practices in
Central California.

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