Handbook Of Complementary And Alternative Therapies In Mental Health

Hardcover | December 10, 2001

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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...

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of complementary and alternative therapy treatments in mental health, with information on their effectiveness and safety for specific patient populations and for use in treating specific disorders. Twenty-four different contributors in psychology and medicine document research and the current...

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:HardcoverDimensions:574 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:December 10, 2001Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0126382816

ISBN - 13:9780126382815

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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.

Editorial Reviews

"This groundbreaking text should become a standard reference for any mental health care professional."-WORDTRADE"Highly recommended for graduate students, researchers and clinicians in both mental health and medicine."-CHOICE"Mental health professionals would be well advised to look into the topics covered in this book..."-INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF PSYCHIATRY"This is a very useful book, organizing a large amount of information in a relevant, easy-to-use format."-divine, inc."This book will become a classic in its field."-Larry Dossey, MDAuthor: Reinventing Medicine and Healing Words"Dr. Scott Shannon has compiled a thorough guide... one that will be most useful for both patients and health professionals."-Andrew Weil, M.D., Author of 8 Weeks to Optimum Health and Director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson"...Scott Shannon has powerfully provided the reader with access to a multitude of options for improving their mental health..."-ROBERT S. IVKER, D.O., President-elect of the American Board of Holistic Medicine and author of the bestselling SINUS SURVIVAL"Well researched and well written, this compilation enhances our understanding of CAM approaches and enlarges our perspective as mental health professionals."-JAMES S. GORDON, M.D.Author, Manifesto for a New Medicine: Your Guide to Healing Partnerships and the Wise Use of Alternative Medicine; Founder and Director, Center for Mind-Body Washington, DC