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Homeopathy and Psychiatry 

Homeopathy and Psychiatry
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Homeopathy and Psychiatry
Author(s):

Bernardo A. Merizald

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190690557.003.0010
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date: 08 April 2020

This chapter presents a review of the controversial topic of homeopathic medicine as it applies to mental health. It provides an overview of the origins, development, theory, application of, and research on homeopathy. There have been several case series and case reports published illustrating the range of mental health conditions that have allegedly been treated with homeopathy. The relationship between homeopathic medicines and placebo is addressed, as well as show the process of the individualized homeopathic consultation could be classified as a form of a psychotherapeutic interview with unique therapeutic potential. There is also a brief introduction of some of the most basic medicines used by homeopaths and their application.

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