Healing & Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health provides a comprehensive overview of complementary and alternative treatments for mental health, with information and research on their effectiveness for treating specific disorders.
The therapies covered are both state-of-the-art and ancient, including naturopathy, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, meditation, as well as others.
Twenty-two chapters document research and the current practice of using complementary and alternative therapies in treating a number of disorders, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, and addictions.
Each chapter begins with a description of the classification of the disorder, followed by discussions of scientific documentation on diet, nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, complementary and alternative therapies, psychotherapy, and lifestyle changes. The following are some of the disorders that are discussed:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Seasonal Effective Disorder
- Postpartum Depression
- Bipolar Disorder
- Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
- Attention Disorders
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Eating Disorders and Food Addiction
- Substance-Related Disorders (Addiction and Alcoholism)
- Nicotine Addiction
- Chronic Fatigue and Low Energy
- Stress Management
- Cognitive Decline and Dementia
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
This 650-page compendium of integrative and holistic therapies provides the reader with access to a multitude of options for improving their mental health. This is a thorough guide to alternative therapies in the mental health field, organizing a large amount of information in a relevant, easy-to-use format.
Healing & Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health can be used as a standard reference for the mental health care professional, the graduate student, or anyone looking to improve their emotional health.
About the Author
Randi Fredricks, Ph.D. is a psychotherapist, researcher, and author who specializes in the treatment of mental health using integrative medicine and natural therapies. Her other books include Fasting: An Exceptional Human Experience, Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Anxiety and Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Depression. She lives and works in San Jose, California. To learn more about Dr. Fredricks’ psychotherapy practice visit DrRandiFredricks.com.