With its unrivaled scope, easy readability, and outstanding clinical relevance, Complementary and Integrative Treatments in Psychiatric Practice is an indispensable resource for psychiatric and other health care professionals. It is also well suited for individuals with mental disorders and their family members who are seeking updated, practical information on complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine (CAIM). An international group of experts, researchers, and clinicians examines an expansive range of treatments that have been chosen on the basis of their therapeutic potential, strength of evidence, safety, clinical experience, geographic and cultural diversity, and public interest. This guide offers advice on how to best tailor treatments to individual patient needs; combine and integrate treatments for optimal patient outcomes; identify high-quality products; administer appropriate doses; and deal with concerns about liability, safety, and herb-drug interactions. Treatments discussed include: Nutrients and neutraceuticals Plant-based medicines Mind-body practices -- breathing techniques, yoga, qigong, tai chi, and meditation Art therapy and equine therapy for children and adolescents Neurotherapy, neurostimulation, and other technologies Psychiatrists and other physicians, residents, fellows, medical students, psychologists, nurses, and other clinicians will benefit from guidelines for decision making, prioritizing, and combining CAIM treatments, as well as safely integrating CAIM with standard approaches. That the treatments considered in this clinician's guide are applied to five of the major DSM-5 categories -- depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma- and stressor-related disorders, bipolar and related disorders, and schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders -- ensures its applicability, timeliness and timelessness.
ContributorsPrefaceI: Defining CAIM: Diagnoses, Target Symptoms, and Treatment StrategiesChapter 1. The Growth of Complementary and Integrative MedicineChapter 2. Complementary and Integrative Medicine, DSM-5, and Clinical Decision MakingChapter 3. Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric DisordersII: Nutrients in Psychiatric CareChapter 4. S-AdenosylmethionineChapter 5. Acetyl-L-Carnitine, N-Acetylcysteine, and Inositol in the Treatment of Psychiatric and Neuropsychiatric DisordersChapter 6. Single and Broad-Spectrum Micronutrient Treatments in Psychiatric PracticeIII: Plant-Based MedicinesChapter 7. Issues in Phytomedicine Related to Psychiatric PracticeChapter 8. Adaptogens in Psychiatric PracticeChapter 9. Integrating Rhodiola rosea in Clinical PracticeChapter 10. St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) in the Treatment of DepressionChapter 11. Ginkgo bilobaChapter 12. Kava (Piper methysticum) in the Treatment of AnxietyChapter 13. Panax ginseng and American Ginseng in Psychiatric PracticeChapter 14. Theanine, Lavender, Lemon Balm, and ChamomileChapter 15. Saffron, Passionflower, Valerian, and Sage for Mental HealthChapter 16. Traditional Chinese MedicineChapter 17. Sceletium tortuosumChapter 18. Bacopa monnieri for Cognitive SupportIV: NeurohormonesChapter 19. Melatonin and Melatonin Analogues for Psychiatric DisordersV: Mind-Body PracticesChapter 20. Polyvagal Theory and the Social Engagement SystemChapter 21. Breathing Techniques in Psychiatric TreatmentChapter 22. Use of Yoga in Managing Posttraumatic Stress DisorderChapter 23. Mind-Body Practices Tai Chi and Qigong in the Treatment and Prevention of Psychiatric DisordersChapter 24. Mindfulness and Meditation in Psychiatric PracticeChapter 25. Open Focus Training for Stress, Pain, and Psychosomatic IllnessVI: TechnologiesChapter 26. Neurofeedback Therapy in Clinical PracticeChapter 27. Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation in the Psychiatric SettingChapter 28. Integrating Visual Processing Systems in Mental Health CareChapter 29. Using Technology-Based Mind-Body Tools in Clinical PracticeIndex
Strengths: This book exposes the reader to a wide array of diverse treatment options that are not ordinarily taught during medical training but that are nonetheless often utilized in the general population. The editors and authors have an evidence-based focus, while often providing information on specific indications, contraindications, and mechanisms of action, as well as dosing tips. The index is particularly useful in helping readers sort through the book, and patient anecdotes help the reader envision practical applications for the information. Deficiencies: In an attempt to provide a comprehensive overview of complementary and integrative treatments in psychiatry, the book at times crosses the line between providing depth of information and being too dense making it difficult for readers to easily access and use the information. Rather than being read cover to cover, this book may be more suitable for use with the index to search for specific topics of interest as they pertain to patient care. Recommended Readership: This book would be a useful resource for psychiatrists or primary care providers, including residents and fellows. -- Khushbu Shah, M.D., MPH and Mara Pheister, M.D. * Journal of Psychiatric Practice Vol. 24, No. 6 * I have sought quality resources on CAIM treatments in psychiatry (and specifically child and adolescent psychiatry) for 15 years and would recommend this book from Gerbarg, Muskin and Brown as a great introduction to the Western medicine-trained physician seeking guidance on evidence-based support for CAIM treatments. However, because of the paucity of evidence on many treatments included in CAIM, the authors fail to prioritize some foundational aspects of treatment and tend to emphasize lesser known and more infrequently used modalities. -- Tiffany Sauls, M.D. , Solstice East Residential Treatment Center, Weaverville, NC * Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry *