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Adverse effects of khat: a review
Chewing khat has a number of important psychological and physical sequelae and ‘Khat-related’ psychosis is very similar to that seen following use of amphetamines. Expand
Yoga for anxiety: a systematic review of the research evidence
Between March and June 2004, a systematic review was carried out of the research evidence on the effectiveness of yoga for the treatment of anxiety and anxiety disorders, finding encouraging results, particularly with obsessive compulsive disorder. Expand
Yoga for depression: the research evidence.
The initial indications are of potentially beneficial effects of yoga interventions on depressive disorders, but variation in interventions, severity and reporting of trial methodology suggests that the findings must be interpreted with caution. Expand
Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation: Insights from Neurobiological, Psychological, and Clinical Studies
An embodied emotion regulation framework is proposed as a multilevel approach for understanding psychobiological changes due to mindfulness meditation regarding its effect on emotion regulation. Expand
Do homeopathic medicines provoke adverse effects? A systematic review.
Homeopathic medicines in high dilutions, prescribed by trained professionals, are probably safe and unlikely to provoke severe adverse reactions and it is difficult to draw definite conclusions due to the low methodological quality of reports claiming possible adverse effects. Expand
Does electroacupuncture reduce craving for alcohol? A randomized controlled study
A randomized single-blind controlled study to determine whether auricular electroacupuncture reduces craving for alcohol found any major advantage in treating auricular acupuncture points regraded as specific for addiction. Expand
Acupuncture for smoking cessation.
There is no clear evidence that acupuncture is effective for smoking cessation, and the results with different acupuncture techniques do not show any one particular method to be superior to control intervention. Expand
Acupuncture for Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders – a Systematic Literature Review
Positive findings are reported for acupuncture in the treatment of generalised anxiety disorder or anxiety neurosis but there is currently insufficient research evidence for firm conclusions to be drawn, indicating that further research is warranted in the form of well designed, adequately powered studies. Expand
Acupuncture and related interventions for smoking cessation.
There was no consistent evidence that acupuncture is superior to no treatment, and no evidence that the effect of acupuncture was different from that of other anti-smoking interventions, or that any particular acupuncture technique was superior to other techniques. Expand
Psychiatric disorders in primary care patients receiving complementary medical treatments.
This study investigated lifetime and current rates of axis I diagnoses and the personality traits of neuroticism and extraversion in patients receiving complementary medical care in the UnitedExpand