Integrative Psychiatry

Hardcover | September 14, 2009

byDaniel A. Monti, Bernard D. Beitman

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Contemporary psychiatry is a field that is especially conducive to the principles of integrative medicine. With the exception of a few disorders, such as schizophrenia, most psychiatric disorders respond to interventions other than drugs. Patients who have not tolerated or not respondedoptimally to traditional treatments are also good candidates for integrative treatments. Additionally, herbals such as St. John's wort for the treatment of depression and ginkgo for the treatment of memory impairment in dementia have been found effective in traditional clinical trials. Patients' useof alternative and complementary therapies in psychiatry has created a need for physicians to become informed about these treatments, to advise patients on their efficacy, and to be able to make judgments on integrating these therapies into existing regimens, including discussions of such issues aspotential drug-herb interactions. In this volume in the Weil Integrative Medicine Library, the authors describe a rational and evidence-based approach to the integrative therapy of mental disorders integrating the principles of alternative and complementary therapies into the principles and practice of conventional psychiatry andpsychology. The authors will examine what works and what doesn't, and offer practical guidelines for physicians to incorporate integrative medicine into their practice and to advise patients on reasonable and effective therapies. The text discusses areas of controversy and identifies areas ofuncertainty where future research is needed. Chapters also cite the best available evidence for both the safety and the efficacy of all therapies discussed. The information is presented in accessible and easy-to-read formats, including clinical pearls and key points, with a second text color forhighlighting key information.

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Contemporary psychiatry is a field that is especially conducive to the principles of integrative medicine. With the exception of a few disorders, such as schizophrenia, most psychiatric disorders respond to interventions other than drugs. Patients who have not tolerated or not respondedoptimally to traditional treatments are also good ...

Daniel A. Monti is Executive and Medical Doctor at Myma Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Bernard D. Beitman is Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri School of Medicine.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 6.1 × 9.29 × 1.1 inPublished:September 14, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Andrew Weil: Series Editor CommentsVolume Editor's IntroductionHarnessing Daily Life1. Joel S. Edman: Dietary Guidelines for Psychiatric Patients2. Rajnish Mago and Rajeev Mahajan: Exercise in the Treatment of Depressive Disorders3. Joel S. Edman and Daniel A. Monti: The Use of Nutritional Supplements in Psychiatric Practice4. Howard L. Field: Botanicals of Interest to Psychiatrists5. Susan Kaye-Huntingdon and Caroline Peterson: Art Therapy in the Context of Creative Expressive Therapies6. Geraldine F. DePaula and Doreen F. Lafferty: Aromatherapy in PsychiatryHealing Systems7. Jingduan Yang and Daniel A. Monti: Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine8. Henry Pollard: The Role of Chiropractic in Mind-Body Health9. Bernardo A. Merizalde: Homeopathy and PsychiatryProblems10. Karl Doghramji, George Brainard, and John M. Balaicuis: Sleep and Sleep Disorders11. Lynette Menefee Pujol and Bettina Herbert: Integrative Approaches to the Management of Chronic Pain12. Denise E. Malkowicz, Jolene Ross, and James Caunt: Integrative Approaches to Brain RehabilitationMind13. Donald McCowan and Diane Reibel: Mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction14. Andrew B. Newberg: The Neurobiology of Meditation15. Marie Stoner and Linda Shrier: Hypnosis and Biofeedback as Prototypes of Mind-Body Medicine16. Patricia Coughlin: Facilitating Emotional Health and Well-Being17. Bruce Y. Lee and Andrew B. Newberg: Interaction of Religion and Health18. Bernard D. Beitman, Elif Celebi, and Stephanie Coleman: Synchronicity and Healing