Complementary and alternative medicine therapies for perinatal depressionPsychiatry Publications and Presentations
UMMS AffiliationDepartment of Psychiatry, Center for Psychopharmacologic Research and Treatment
AbstractComplementary and alternative medicine therapies are increasingly sought out by people with psychiatric disorders. In this chapter, we review the evidence for several commonly used CAM therapies (i.e. omega-3 fatty acids, folate, S-adenosyl-methionine, St John's Wort, bright light therapy, exercise, massage, and acupuncture) in the treatment of perinatal depression. A number of these treatments may be reasonable to consider for women during pregnancy or postpartum, but the safety and efficacy of these relative to standard treatments must still be systematically determined. Evidence-based use of complementary and alternative medicine therapies treatments for perinatal depression is discussed. Adequately powered systematic studies are necessary to determine the role of complementary and alternative medicine therapies in the treatment of perinatal depression.
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Citation InformationKristina M. Deligiannidis and Marlene P. Freeman. "Complementary and alternative medicine therapies for perinatal depression" Vol. 28 Iss. 1 (2014) ISSN: 1521-6934 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kristina_deligiannidis/17/