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Publisher Description

Introducing a series of books on alternative and integrative treatments in mental health care

Learn about evidence-based alternative treatments!
Develop a plan for achieving optimal wellness!
Use your energy, time and money more effectively!

Integrative mental healthcare:
•is a person-centered approach that emphasizes maintaining optimal health and wellness
•takes into account the symptoms, preferences and circumstances of each unique person
•focuses on treating symptoms not disorders
•uses conventional mainstream approaches like medications and psychotherapy, and complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies like herbal medicines and acupuncture
•uses the best available research evidence to develop an individualized treatment plan

Integrative Mental Health Care: An Introduction to Foundations and Methods, will teach you about important concepts and methods used in integrative mental healthcare. The other books in the series cover alternative and integrative treatments of the following mental health problems:
•Alcohol and drug abuse
•Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
•Bipolar disorder
•Dementia and mild cognitive impairment
•Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

All books are written in clear, jargon-free language and include extensive hyperlinks within the text, and links to valuable internet resources to ensure that you will get the maximum amount of practical information in the least amount of time.

The books in this series will help you if you are
•struggling with one or more mental health problems after trying different treatments
•taking a medication or supplement that isn’t working
•experiencing side effects to a medication or natural supplement
•taking a medication that is very expensive and looking for more affordable alternatives
•a mental health professional looking for a practical resource for advising patients interested in alternative and integrative approaches

Each book on a particular mental health problem includes concise summaries of key information about a variety of non-medication alternatives you can use to treat your symptoms and achieve optimal wellness. Specifically, the books in this series cover uses of:
•herbals, vitamins, essential fatty acids, amino acids and other natural supplements
•whole body approaches such as massage and exercise
•meditation and mind-body practices such as yoga, tai chi and qigong
•scientifically validated energy therapies such as bright light, music and biofeedback
•subtle energy therapies such as healing touch, Reiki and energy psychology

Inside the books on a particular mental health problem you can easily navigate to sections on:
•Understanding your mental health problem
•Taking inventory of your symptoms
•Identifying treatments that make sense for you
•Alternative treatments of common mental health problems
•Developing a customized treatment plan that is right for you
•Evaluating your treatment plan and making changes along the way
•Valuable internet resources on safety and for finding quality natural supplements

Health, Mind & Body
July 7
James Lake, MD
Smashwords, Inc.

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