Natural Medications


The Carlat Guide to Medications Used for Insomnia

This handy table lists the medications most often used to treat insomnia.

Alternative Treatments for Depression

No clinician wants to be a “pill-pusher,” and most of our patients do not want that kind of treatment. So what can we offer our depressed patients beyond medications?

When Natural Treatments are Debunked: Lessons for Practitioners

The good news about natural treatments is that scientists have begun to take them seriously...

Research Update

St. John’s Wort or Celexa for Minor Depression?

Whether minor depression responds to antidepressant medication is up for debate, with few studies yielding mixed results.

B Vitamins May Slow Brain Atrophy

Given that taking B vitamins can lower plasma homocysteine levels, a group of researchers recently examined whether supplemental B vitamins could low the rate of brain atrophy in elderly people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

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OTC Agents for Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia [Free Article]

Natural and Alternative Treatments in Psychiatry, The Carlat Psychiatry Report

More than 38% of Americans use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) yearly, with 12.7% using so-called “natural products." More than a third of people over age 50 report use of supplements, yet only about half have discussed this with their doctors.