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Integrative Approaches to Depression 

Integrative Approaches to Depression
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Integrative Approaches to Depression
Author(s):

Nancy Wintering

, and Andrew B. Newberg

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190690557.003.0018
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date: 29 March 2020

This chapter reviews the potential uses of integrative psychiatry and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches for the management of patients with mood disorders. Mood disorders are among the most prevalent mental health issues affecting people today. A variety of pharmacological and psychological interventions are available currently for patients with mood disorders, however, many seek CAM for treatment. CAM interventions can include vitamins and supplements, herbal and botanical remedies, meditation and spiritual practices, acupuncture, and dietary and healthy living lifestyle modification. There is increased public interest in the use of integrative therapies in mood disorders. An increasing number of randomized clinical trials have been conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of integrative interventions both as monotherapy and as adjunct therapeutic approaches to treat mood disorders. This chapter presents an overview of research regarding integrative treatment approaches for mood and affective disorders to provide clinical direction regarding the use of such interventions.

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