Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health

Other | January 1, 2002

byShannon, Scott, Scott Shannon

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Scott Shannon is an MD, president elect of the American Holistic Medical Association, and considered a national expert on holistic psychiatry. In this book he brings together a comprehensive overview of CAM treatments, with information on their effectiveness and safety for specific patient populations and for use in treating specific disorders. Modalities covered include Acupuncture, Nutritional Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Meditation, Biofeedback, Aromatherapy and others. Coverage also includes chapters on the best CAM modalities for treatment of Anxiety and PTSD, Depression, ADD, and Addictions.

Each chapter will be in a similar template, beginning with a description of the treatment, it's safety, compatibility with conventional treatments and/or contrindications, scientific documentation of it's efficacy, discussion of which disorders it is best used for, and references.

Key Features
* Most comprehensive overview of rapidly expanding field
* Includes chapters by 24 leading psychiatric/psychological experts in these fields
* Documents and rates the research base in each area
* Offers practical clinical approaches for four common mental health concerns-depression, anxiety, ADHD, and addictions
* Areas not yet covered in professional training
* Practices commonly employed by the public (40-50% of the American public use complementary or alternative approaches)
* No previous book of this nature or scope

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Scott Shannon is an MD, president elect of the American Holistic Medical Association, and considered a national expert on holistic psychiatry. In this book he brings together a comprehensive overview of CAM treatments, with information on their effectiveness and safety for specific patient populations and for use in treating specific d...

Scott Shannon, MD, has been involved in complementary and alternative healthcare for over twenty-five years. In 1978, he became one of the founding members of the American Holistic Medical Association. He is now the current president. Over the years, Dr. Shannon has worked as a primary care physician at a rural holistic clinic and as a...

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Format:OtherDimensions:574 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:January 1, 2002Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080533418

ISBN - 13:9780080533414

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Table of Contents

Contributors.
Preface.
Part I: Overview
S. Shannon, Introduction: The Emerging Paradigm.
S. Shannon, Integration and Holism.
Part II: Physical Modalities
R.P. Lee, Cranial Osteopathy.
R. D'Angelo, Aromatherapy.
J. Settle, Diet and Essential Fatty Acids.
J. Settle, Nutritional Supplements.
Part III: Mind-Body Approaches
D. Moss, Biofeedback.
K. Lowenstein, Meditation and Self-Regulatory Techniques.
J. Lake, Qigong.
B. Sultanoff, Breath Work.
Part IV: Spiritual Approaches
J.R. Bonadonna, Therapeutic Touch.
D. Benor, Spiritual Healing.
E. Leskowitz, Medical Intuition.
J. Wyker,Spiritual Psychotherapy.
Part V: Modern Innovations
W.M. Zangwill, J. Pearson, and P. Kosminsky, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
M. Fallon-Cyr and M. Fallon-Cyr, The Hakomi Method and Body-Centered Psychotherapies.
M. Schupbach, Process Work.
Part VI: Traditional Medical System
H. Cass and J. Cott, Herbal Medicine.
P. Bailey, Homeopathy.
J. Motl, Acupuncture.
J. Brooks, Ayurveda.
Part VII: Other Approaches
J.R. Graham-Pole, The Creative Arts: What Role Do They Play?
B.A. Sultanoff, The Environment.
J. Diamond, The Therapeutic Power of Music.
Part VIII: Synthesis
S. Shannon, Synthesis.
Appendix.
Index.
Synthesis.