Complementary & Integrative Treatments in Psychiatric Practice
Evidence-based book with integrative and nutritional treatments to reduce medications and their side effects for people with depression, anxiety, bipolar, trauma, PTSD, and other disorders. For all practitioners, especially in the VA, group homes, and psychiatric settings with children, teens and adults. Use this book as a guide for plant-based interventions and mind-body practices, also includes equine therapy, neurostimulation, and visual management.
Level 2 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 6.2.5, 8.3.6, 10.2.4
CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests
Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:
1. Summarize and contrast these four types of complementary and integrative (CAIM) therapies used in psychiatric practice: meditation, yoga, breathing techniques, and tai chi.
2. Identify five micronutrients used in CAIM psychiatric practice and an evidence-based use for each.
3. Define “adaptogens” and explain three beneficial physiological processes they offer.
4. Identify five of the nine ways the government regulates the quality and safety of herbs.
5. Describe the science-based approach, called rational phytotherapy.
6. Name the main role of the following herbs used in psychiatric practice: St. John’s Wort, Ginkgo biloba, Kava, and Panax ginseng.
7. Name two natural supplements used to treat depression and anxiety.
8. Describe two uses of melatonin and lavender.
About the author
Patricia Garbarg, MD, Philip Muskin, MD, MA, and Richard Brown, MD share what they have learned in over 30 years of clinical psychiatric practice.