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Psychol Rep. 2005 Feb;96(1):163-6.

Complementary and alternative medicine use by psychiatric inpatients.

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Mind-Body Cancer Research Program, Scott & White Memorial Hospital and Clinic, Temple 76508, USA. gelkins@swmail.sw.org

Abstract

82 psychiatric inpatients hospitalized for acute care were interviewed about their use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities. The clinical diagnoses of respondents included Depressive Disorder (61%), Substance Abuse (26%), Schizophrenia (9%), and Anxiety Disorders (5%). Analysis indicated that 63% used at least one CAM modality within the previous 12 mo. The most frequently used modality was herbal therapies (44%), followed by mind-body therapies such as relaxation or mental imagery, hypnosis, meditation, biofeedback (30%), and spiritual healing by another (30%). Physical modalities such as massage, chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, and yoga were used by 21% of respondents. CAM therapies were used for a variety of reasons ranging from treatment of anxiety and depression to weight loss. However, most respondents indicated they did not discuss such use with their psychiatrist or psychotherapist.

PMID:
15825920
DOI:
10.2466/pr0.96.1.163-166
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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