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Surveys of complementary and alternative medicine: Part V. Use of alternative and complementary therapies for psychiatric and neurologic diseases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11890442     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Surveys of general complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use have suggested an association with high levels of depression and anxiety. This raises the question of whether anxious or depressed people seek CAM, or whether there are underlying factors associated with long-term chronic illness. There is no clear indication from four surveys of psychiatric patients. These are summarized and presented. A separate table summarizes three studies of patients with neurologic diseases, two of patients with multiple sclerosis, and one of a mixed patient population. More studies are amassing in specific disease areas, although it is difficult to detect clear trends because of methodological and terminological incompatibilities.
Andrew Sparber; Jacqueline C Wootton
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1075-5535     ISO Abbreviation:  J Altern Complement Med     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-13     Completed Date:  2002-09-09     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508124     Medline TA:  J Altern Complement Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Complementary Therapies* / standards,  utilization
Health Surveys
Mental Disorders / therapy*
Multiple Sclerosis / therapy
Patient Satisfaction
Research Design

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