Natural Treatments in Psychiatry

April, 2006 | Vol: 4 Issue: 4

In this issue


Natural Medications in Psychiatry: A Brief Survey

There are several natural treatments out there that may be helpful in psychiatry. Recently, the British Journal of Psychiatry published a review of “complementary medicines in psychiatry,” (Br J Psychiatry 2006;188:109-121). Based on this paper and our own review of recent better quality studies, TCPR offers the following list of potentially useful natural treatments.

Dietary Supplements: Big Money, Small Regulation

A number of natural treatments have been subjected to the same kinds of rigorous double blind studies required of conventional medications and they have fared poorly. Four of the most commercially popular of these treatments have received particularly harsh treatment from the scientific method.

Expert QA

Tales From History