Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health
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Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health by Scott M. Shannon
Book DescriptionScott Shannon is an MD, president elect of the American Holistic Medical Association, and considered a national expert on holistic psychiatry. In this book he brings together a comprehensive overview of CAM treatments, with information on their effectiveness and safety for specific patient populations and for use in treating specific disorders. Modalities covered include Acupuncture, Nutritional Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Meditation, Biofeedback, Aromatherapy and others. Coverage also includes chapters on the best CAM modalities for treatment of Anxiety and PTSD, Depression, ADD, and Addictions. Each chapter will be in a similar template, beginning with a description of the treatment, it's safety, compatibility with conventional treatments and/or contrindications, scientific documentation of it's efficacy, discussion of which disorders it is best used for, and references. This book presents the most comprehensive overview of rapidly expanding field. It includes chapters by 24 leading psychiatric/psychological experts in these fields. It documents and rates the research base in each area. It offers practical clinical approaches for four common mental health concerns - depression, anxiety, ADHD, and addictions. Areas not yet covered in professional training. It practices commonly employed by the public (40-50 per cent of the American public use complementary or alternative approaches). No previous book of this nature or scope.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780126382815
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Academic Press Inc
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 22-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Scott M. Shannon
Scott Shannon, MD, has been involved in complementary and alternative healthcare for over twenty-five years. In 1978, he became one of the founding members of the American Holistic Medical Association. He is now the current president. Over the years, Dr. Shannon has worked as a primary care physician at a rural holistic clinic and as a Medical Director of a psychiatric hospital. Board certified in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, General Psychiatry and most recently Holistic Medicine, his practice emphasizes education, herbal medicine, nutrition, spirituality, and acupuncture. Currently, Dr. Shannon works as a Medical Director for a hospital-based holistic clinic in Loveland, Colorado. He also serves on the Editorial Board of The Integrative Medicine Consult and speaks widely to professional audiences.
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