Learning Objectives, Natural and Alternative Treatments in Psychiatry, TCPR, July/August 2013

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After reading these articles, you should be able to:

  1. Recount the research supporting the use of some supplements and OTC agents for psychiatric indications.
  2. Explain acupuncture as it related to psychiatry.
  3. Detail the most commonly prescribed alternative agents in psychiatry, including dosing and side effect information.
  4. Describe integrative health care and its benefits for patients.
  5. Evaluate patients’ diets in relation to their mental health.
  6. Understand some of the current findings in the literature regarding psychiatric treatment.