publication . Article . 2012

P04.10. Bipolar disorder and complementary medicine: current evidence, safety issues, and clinical considerations

R Hoenders; Jerome Sarris; J Lake;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2012 Journal: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine (issn: 1472-6882, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: BMC
Abstract Background: Bipolar disorder (BD) is a debilitating syndrome that is often undiagnosed and undertreated. Population surveys show that persons with BD often self-medicate with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) or integrative therapies in spite of limited research evidence supporting their use. To date, no review has focused specifically on nonconventional treatments of BD. Objectives: The study objectives were to present a review of nonconventional (complementary and integrative) interventions examined in clinical trials on BD, and to offer provisional guidelines for the judicious integrative use of CAM in the management of BD. Methods: PubMed...
free text keywords: Other systems of medicine, RZ201-999, Complementary and alternative medicine, General Medicine, Poster Presentation, Bipolar disorder, medicine.disease, medicine, Intensive care medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Clinical trial, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Cochrane Library, CINAHL, Psychiatry, Alternative medicine, Psychological intervention, business.industry, business, Complementary medicine
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