The Flying Publisher Guide to Complementary and Alternative by Dan Stradford

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By Dan Stradford

With the public's elevated curiosity in and use of complementary and replacement drugs (CAM) remedies, physicians locate themselves being wondered extra often through their sufferers approximately non-pharmaceutical suggestions and wellness-oriented treatments. Complementary and replacement medication remedies in Psychiatry provides the psychological health care professional an exceptional advent into the philosophy at the back of CAM ways in addition to a wide array of evidence-based CAM cures which are more and more discovering their means into sufferer treatments with optimistic effects.

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Occurs in about 2–4% of middle-aged women. − Goes undiagnosed in about 80–90% of those who have it. Given that obesity is one of the most common contributors to OSA, and that obesity is a common side effect of psychiatric medication, OSA is not only likely overrepresented in psychiatric populations, but may exacerbate existing psychiatric conditions, thus retarding or preventing recovery for some. OSA is simple to diagnose through a sleep study and is considered highly treatable through lifestyle changes, weight loss, avoidance of evening alcohol, and/or use of a CPAP The Comprehensive Medical Exam in Psychiatry | 31 (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) device (American College 2011).

Consciously engaging with it, whether it is a park, mountain, or meadow, is a simple way to release stress and anxiety and connect with something larger. Clinically, it seems that engaging with green space connects us to something larger than ourselves and our perceived problems. Social Connections Abundant evidence indicates that social support promotes health on all levels, but especially mental health (Kemper 2010). Most data indicate that there are two models that explain how social support impacts mental health: the general/main-effect model and the buffering model.

Hyperthyroidism, though less common, should also be suspected when a patient presents with chronic anxiety, irritability, and other symptoms of this condition. Sleep Disorders One of the critical elements of good mental and physical health is sufficient, quality sleep, as is discussed in detail in Chapter Three. Common hidden parasites on sound sleep are obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), restless leg syndrome, and other sleep disorders. OSA is characterized by heavy snoring and a continuous disruption of breathing during slumber resulting in poor sleep quality.

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