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Herbal medicine for depression, anxiety and insomnia: A review of psychopharmacology and clinical evidence
A review of the literature was conducted to ascertain mechanisms of action of these botanicals, in addition to a systematic review of controlled clinical trials for treatment of mood, anxiety and sleep disorders, which are common comorbid psychiatric disorders. Expand
Group-based psychosocial intervention for bipolar disorder: randomised controlled trial
Background Psychosocial interventions have the potential to enhance relapse prevention in bipolar disorder. Aims To evaluate a manualised group-based intervention for people with bipolar disorder inExpand
A magnetic resonance imaging study of white matter lesions in depression and Alzheimer's disease.
An association between DWML and depression and PVL and Alzheimer's disease is supported and the increase with DWML that occurs with ageing may predispose some elderly subjects to depression. Expand
Lifestyle medicine for depression
A narrative discussion of the major components of Lifestyle Medicine, consisting of the evidence-based adoption of physical activity or exercise, dietary modification, adequate relaxation/sleep and social interaction, use of mindfulness-based meditation techniques, and the reduction of recreational substances such as nicotine, drugs, and alcohol are outlined. Expand
Violence in schizophrenia: role of hallucinations and delusions
Specific aspects of the phenomenologies of hallucinations and delusions that should be clinically assessed to determine the likelihood of violence as a result of such psychotic symptoms are suggested. Expand
Omega-3 for bipolar disorder: meta-analyses of use in mania and bipolar depression.
The meta-analytic findings provide strong evidence that bipolar depressive symptoms may be improved by adjunctive use of omega-3, however, the evidence does not support its adj unctive use in attenuating mania. Expand
Cognitive Side Effects of Brief Pulse Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Review
Although considerable recovery has been observed within weeks of treatment completion, data are lacking in the longer term, and controversies within the literature and areas requiring further research are highlighted. Expand
A review of ultrabrief pulse width electroconvulsive therapy
Clinicians may be well advised to use brief pulse ECT in situations requiring an urgent clinical response, and ultrabrief bilateral ECT should not be used outside the research setting. Expand
The relationship between emotional intelligence and depression in a clinical sample
Background and Objectives: Although depression is a commonly occurring mental illness, research concerning strategies for early detection and prophylaxis has not until now focused on the possibleExpand
Kava: A Comprehensive Review of Efficacy, Safety, and Psychopharmacology
The current weight of evidence supports the use of kava in treatment of anxiety with a significant result occurring in four out of six studies reviewed, and more studies are required to assess comparative efficacy and safety versus established pharmaceutical comparators. Expand