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dc.contributor.authorWerneke, U
dc.contributor.authorTurner, T
dc.contributor.authorPriebe, S
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-20T15:53:21Z
dc.date.issued2011-01-20T15:53:21Z
dc.date.issued2006-02
dc.date.issued2006-02
dc.identifier.citationWERNEKE, U., TURNER, T. and PRIEBE, S. (2006). Complementary medicines in psychiatry: Review of effectiveness and safety. [online] British Journal of Psychiatry. Available at: http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/188/2/109 [Accessed 28 Sep. 2017].
dc.identifier.issn0007-1250
dc.identifier.urihttps://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/jspui/handle/123456789/350
dc.description.abstractBackground: The use of complementary medicines in those with mental health problems is well documented. However, their effectiveness is often not established and they may be less harmless than commonly assumed.
dc.description.abstractAims: To review the complementary medicines routinely encountered in psychiatric practice, their effectiveness, potential adverse effects and interactions.
dc.description.abstractMethod: Electronic and manual literature search on the effectiveness and safety of psychotropic complementary medicines.
dc.description.abstractResults: Potentially useful substances include ginkgo and hydergine as cognitive enhancers, passion flower and valerian as sedatives, St John’s wort and s-adenosylmethionine as antidepressants, and selenium and folate to complement antidepressants. The evidence is less conclusive for the use of omega-3 fatty acids as augmentation treatment in schizophrenia, melatonin for tardive dyskinesia and 18-methoxycoronaridine, an ibogaine derivative, for the treatment of cocaine and heroin addiction.
dc.description.abstractConclusions: Systematic clinical trials are needed to test promising substances. Meanwhile, those wishing to take psychotropic complementary medicines require appropriate advice.
dc.format.extent109 - 121
dc.relation.ispartofBRIT J PSYCHIAT
dc.subjectADENOSYL-L-METHIONINE
dc.subjectST-JOHNS-WORT
dc.subjectPLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL
dc.subjectPASSIFLORA-INCARNATA LINNEAUS
dc.subjectMAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER
dc.subjectPRELIMINARY DOUBLE-BLIND
dc.subjectALCOHOL-PREFERRING RATS
dc.subjectGINKGO-BILOBA EXTRACT
dc.subjectHYPERICUM-PERFORATUM
dc.subjectALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
dc.titleComplementary medicines in psychiatry. Review of effectiveness and safety
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.holder© 2006 Royal College of Psychiatrists
dc.relation.isPartOfBRIT J PSYCHIAT
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry/Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry/Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine/Psychiatry
pubs.volume188


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