Release on 2005-11-05 | by Richard P. Brown, M.D.,Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D.
Transform Your Health with the Herbal Breakthrough of the 21st Century
Author: Richard P. Brown, M.D.,Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D.
From 2 leading physicians, one the co-author of Stop Depression Now, comes this groundbreaking book that introduces Americans to the amazing healing powers of Rhodiola rosea. With unprecedented access to more than 30 years of compelling scientific research, including top-secret studies from the former Soviet Union, Dr. Richard Brown and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg offer exclusive proof of rhodiola's remarkable ability to: -Help melt away extra pounds -Maximize energy -Fight stress and aging -Sharpen memory and concentration -Enhance sexual function and physical performance -Protect against heart disease and cancer The Rhodiola Revolution also offers fascinating insight into Rhodiola rosea's rich and intriguing history, as well as concise directions on using the herb for maximum medicinal effect. It's the resource of choice for anyone who wants to use rhodiola to optimize their health and vitality.
Release on 2014-12-02 | by Alain Cuerrier,Kwesi Ampong-Nyarko
Author: Alain Cuerrier,Kwesi Ampong-Nyarko
Pubpsher: CRC Press
Category: Health & Fitness
The genus Rhodiola (Family Crassulaceae) is indigenous to Northern Canada, Europe and Asia where its rhizomes and roots have been used for centuries for medicinal purposes. Recent interest in the species Rhodiola rosea (roseroot) in the West arose from the use of the rhizome as an adaptogen for the treatment of stress, but in the last few years, chemical and pharmacological studies have confirmed other valuable medicinal properties. Written by well-known researchers in this field of study, Rhodiola rosea examines important aspects of this increasingly important medicinal plant, including: Cultivation Taxonomy Ethnobotany Conservation Phytopathology Phytochemistry Pharmacology Biotechnology The book discusses in vitro culture of R. rosea and examines pests and diseases affecting the plant in Europe, Canada, and Alaska. It also examines pharmacological bioassays and toxicology. The contributors provide a meta-analysis of clinical trials and describe experimentation with R. rosea in clinical practice. They explore its use in a range of areas, including for depression and anxiety disorders, to improve sexual and immune functions, to augment cancer treatment, and in aerospace medicine for afflictions such as mountain sickness and jet lag. The final chapter uses a model to illustrate the cultivation of R. rosea as an industrial crop from field to medicine to cabinet. Synthesizing the most important literature in recent years, the book supplies a comprehensive peer-reviewed survey of the wide spectrum of possibilities for its use as a modern phytomedicinal agent.
Release on 2017-06-21 | by Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D.,Philip R. Muskin, M.D.,Richard P. Brown, M.D.
Author: Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D.,Philip R. Muskin, M.D.,Richard P. Brown, M.D.
Pubpsher: American Psychiatric Pub
Wide-ranging and evidence-based, Complementary and Integrative Treatments in Psychiatric Practice is a clinician's guide to nutrients, plant-based medicines, mind-body practices, neurotherapy, neurostimulation, equine therapy, attention training, visual management, and other approaches in the treatment of five major DSM-5 categories -- depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar and related disorders, trauma- and stressor-related disorders, and schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders. An international group of experts, researchers, and clinicians offers guidance on how best to tailor treatments to individual patient needs; combine and integrate treatments for optimal patient outcomes; identify high-quality products; administer appropriate doses; and deal with concerns about liability, safety, and herb-drug interactions. Its unrivaled scope, ease of reference, and clinical relevance make Complementary and Integrative Treatments in Psychiatric Practice ideal for physicians, psychiatric residents, medical students, psychologists, nurses, and others who seek updated, practical advice on how to prioritize and combine CAIM treatments. The book provides guidance on how to integrate CAIM therapies with conventional treatments. Individuals with mental disorders and their family members will also appreciate this timely and informative text.
Making sense of complementary and alternative treatments in mental health care. In mental health care, as in medical care, more and more clinicians are turning to unconventional assessment and treatment approaches to evaluate and treat their patients in the most effective way possible. But how is a clinician to makes sense of the range of complementary and alternative treatments (CAM), and when is it appropriate and safe to use conventional therapies alongside them? In this practical resource, Dr. Lake, a pioneer in the field of integrative mental healthcare, teaches readers how to integrate conventional mental healthcare—drugs and psychotherapy—with complementary and alternative approaches, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids and other natural products, mind-body practices, light therapy, music, biofeedback, energy therapies, acupuncture, and others. This is a concise, evidence-based guide to the day-to-day management of common mental health problems using an integrative approach.
Part 11: Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders: Chemical Castration as Treatment for Pedophilia / Richard B. Krueger, M.D., and Meg S. Kaplan, Ph. D. -- "I'm Half-Boy, Half-Girl": Play Psychotherapy and Parent Counseling for Gender Identity Disorder / Kenneth J. Zucker ;Part 12: Eating Disorders: Be Careful What You Wish For: A Case of Bulimia/Anorexia After Gastric Bypass Surgery / Melissa Arbuckle, M.D., Ph. D., and Philip R. Muskin, M.D. -- The Contract: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa, Binge-Eating/Purging Type / Michael J. Devlin, M.D. ;Part 13: Impulse-Control Disorders: Hothead Harry, Gnome Assassin: Combined Treatment of Intermittent Explosive Disorder / Emil F. Coccaro, M.D., and Michael S. McCloskey, Ph. D. -- The Red and the Black: Integrated Treatment of Pathological Gambling / Eric Hollander, M.D., and Bernardo Dell'Osso, M.D. ;Part 14: Personality Disorders: Volatile Vivian: STEPPS Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder / Nancee Blum, M.S.W., and Bruce Pfohl, M.D. -- Shifts and Surprises: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Mixed Personality Disorder / Daria Colombo, M.D., and Robert Michels, M.D. -- The Serial Killer Who Ticked: A Diagnostic Debate in Criminal Court / Park Dietz, M.D., M.P.H., Ph. D. -- Abused Survivor: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with a Borderline Personality Disorder Patient / Michael H. Stone, M.D.