Ch 5: Alternative Medicine for Mental Health

About This Chapter

This self-paced pharmacology chapter outlines alternative medicines for various mental health issues. You can access the chapter at any time, and it's a great option for students who need to prepare for exams, bring up their grades or complete homework assignments.

Alternative Medicine for Mental Health - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll review alternative medicines that are used to treat mental health issues, including bipolar disorder, ADHD, autism and schizophrenia. You'll learn from expert pharmacology instructors who break down basic information about these particular alternative medicines. Following each lesson is a short quiz to help you reinforce your understanding of the material. You can access the chapter at any time that fits your schedule, and we've made it accessible on any computer or mobile device. When you're finished with the chapter, you'll be able to recognize alternative medicines for the following mental health conditions:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • ADHD
  • Autism

6 Lessons in Chapter 5: Alternative Medicine for Mental Health
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Alternative Medicine for Depression

1. Alternative Medicine for Depression

Alternative medicine involves the use of many non-mainstream techniques to try and deal with a medical condition. This lesson outlines some of them with respect to depression.

Alternative Medicine for Anxiety

2. Alternative Medicine for Anxiety

Anxiety can be a good or a bad thing. When it's bad, it may necessitate treatment. Some treatments for anxiety are considered to be alternative in nature. This lesson explores some of them.

Alternative Medicine for Bipolar

3. Alternative Medicine for Bipolar

This lesson briefly defines bipolar disorder. Then it discusses some of the herbs, supplements and aromatherapy oils that might help people with bipolar disorder. Other alternative therapies are discussed as well.

Alternative Medicine for Schizophrenia

4. Alternative Medicine for Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that is characterized by severe alterations in perception of reality. It is believed that genetic factors play a very significant role in whether or not a person becomes schizophrenic.

Alternative Medicine for ADHD

5. Alternative Medicine for ADHD

While many of us may have been overly active every now and then as children, not all of us have ADHD. Those who do may seek out alternative therapies for their condition. This lesson goes over some common suggested alternative treatments.

Alternative Medicine for Autism

6. Alternative Medicine for Autism

Some disorder are incurable, like autism, but that doesn't mean all sorts of therapies haven't been tried to help people with autism live a better life. To that end, some of the alternative approaches are discussed in this lesson.

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