Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2008 Jul;21(4):350-5. doi: 10.1097/YCO.0b013e328303672f.

Complementary medicine for psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents.

Author information

  • 1Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Northern Sydney Central Coast Area Health, New South Wales, Australia. nsoh@nsccahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:

To examine recent empirical studies of herbal and dietary treatments for psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents.

RECENT FINDINGS:

Very few quality studies into the use of omega-3 fatty acids, St John's wort, dietary manipulations, kava, gingko and lemon balm in managing psychiatric disorders have been conducted in children and adolescents.

SUMMARY:

A number of herbal treatments show promise, but much more empirical research is required to establish their efficacy in the paediatric population.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk