Mental Health America produces resource for complementary and alternative mental health treatments

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Mental Health America has published a Web resource that provides a comparative, research-based approach on complementary and alternative treatments for mental health conditions.

The resource, compiled by the organization and lead by Wayne W. Lindstrom, PhD, CEO of Mental Health America and reviewed by Dr. David Mischoulon, M.D., PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, is now online.

"People considering using complementary or alternative treatments need to make an informed decision, just as they would with any synthetic medication or other treatment, weighing the evidence about effectiveness, drug interactions, side effects, and less dangerous options, to come up with a risk/benefit assessment," said Wayne W. Lindstrom, Ph.D., president and CEO of Mental Health America.

"These are the issues that any physician must consider, and that anyone considering complementary or alternative treatment should consider. But the blizzard of competing claims poses a real challenge to getting efficient access to reliable evidence about safety and efficacy. We have produced this resource to fill that void."

The report can be found online at MentalHealthAmerica.net.

 
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