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Looking for information about prescription medications used to treat ADHD? Both stimulant and non-stimulant medications are widely used to treat this condition.
Are you looking for information about ADHD? Here is a concise summary of its epidemiology, causes and diagnosis.
Are you curious about the evidence for Reiki or energy therapies for mental health problems? Available findings suggest these approaches are probably not effective.
Are you curious about the emotional and psychological benefits of qigong for mental health care? Inconsistent research findings call for large placebo-controlled trials.
Curious about acupuncture for smoking cessation or for management of cocaine addiction or withdrawal? Most findings are equivocal.
Are you searching for information about transcranial direct current stimulation for depressed mood? Large sham-controlled studies are needed to confirm antidepressant benefits.
There is emerging but still inconclusive evidence for acupuncture as a treatment of depressed mood, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health problems.
Curious about uses of energetic therapies in mental health care?
Curious about the benefits of weak electrical current for your mental health? Many studies support its use for anxiety and substance abuse.
Curious about the benefits of meditation and mind-body practices for depressed mood or bipolar disorder? Research findings show improved mood and functioning with regular practice.
Research findings show that regular exercise improves depressed mood, reduces anxiety, and reduces the risk of dementia.
Have you read about DHEA for depressed mood or cognitive problems? There are positive findings for depression but most studies on cognitive decline and dementia are inconclusive.
Are you looking for information about herbal treatments for dementia? Huperzine may be more effective than available anti-dementia medications.
Are you thinking about trying Valerian for insomnia? The evidence is weak and other non-pharma approaches are probably more effective.
Are you looking for non-medication treatments of PTSD, fear of flying, fear of heights or another phobia? Virtual reality graded exposure is a promising new approach.
High density negative ions may be as beneficial for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) as bright light exposure therapy.
The current model of care and available conventional treatments fail to address serious mental health problems. Evidence-based CAM therapies can help.
Wondering about bright light or dim blue or red light for depressed mood? Research studies show benefits for depressed mood, seasonal affective disorder and some sleep problems.
Are you curious about the evidence for Ginkgo biloba as a treatment of dementia? Many studies have been done but findings remain inconsistent.
Considering trying St. John's wort for your problem with depressed mood? Some people respond well, however, research findings are mixed and there are outstanding safety problems.
Are you curious about the role of omega-3 fatty acids in mental health? Omega-3s may be helpful in the early stages of schizophrenia and may be beneficial in PTSD, but not ADHD.
Curious about the evidence for omega-3s for depressed mood? Many studies report beneficial effects but more research needs to be done.
Do you find that anti-anxiety drugs don't work or have side effects that get in the way? Consider trying l-theanine, a naturally occurring amino acid that might help.
Are you curious about the role of acetyl-l-carnitine in mental health care? This amino acid has beneficial effects on depressed mood, cognitive impairment, and dementia.
Curious about the role of amino acids in mental health care? L-tryptophan and a related amino acid 5-hydroxytryptophan reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and insomnia.
Ever wonder about the role of magnesium and zinc in healthy brain function? Studies show that both minerals have beneficial effects on mood, memory and other areas of functioning.
Are you curious about inositol, choline and other B vitamins in mental health care? Emerging findings suggest these vitamins may reduce symptoms of depressed mood and anxiety.
Are you curious about the role of vitamin supplementation in mental health? B vitamins may help reduce symptoms of alcohol abuse, depressed mood, cognitive impairment and dementia.
Are you curious about the evidence for folate supplementation as a treatment for serious mental health problems? Emerging research findings support its use.
Are you looking for a more advanced approach that can help you evaluate abnormal brain activity in OCD, depressed mood, or bipolar disorder? QEEG brain wave analysis could help.
James Lake, MD has devoted his career to transforming mental health care through the evidence-based uses of complementary and alternative therapies.