Even the best available medical treatments don't work for everyone.
Seeking other sources of relief, roughly four in 10 Americans — and
as many as half of those with psychiatric disorders — use herbal
supplements and other types of complementary or alternative
medicines (CAM) in any given year.
Recognizing how widespread such "alternative" medicines have
become, the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of
Psychiatry convened a one-day conference on the topic. What follows
is a quick review of safe — and often effective — natural therapies
used for a variety of mental health problems.
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