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Patients on psychotropic medications and herbal supplement combinations: clinical considerations
Populations using herbs and herbal preparations are widespread and growing. As many herbal ingredients exert actions on psychotropic drug targets, psychiatrists should be well informed and aware ofExpand
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Opportunities in Novel Psychotropic Drug Design from Natural Compounds
Abstract Multiple initiatives at the national and international level support natural drug discovery. Psychiatrists and patients are not well informed about natural psychotropics in general. ExistingExpand
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Herbal medicine for psychiatric disorders: Psychopharmacology and neuroscience-based nomenclature
Abstract Objectives: Herbs are frequently and concurrently used with prescribed drugs by patients worldwide. While clinical trials have found some herbs to be as useful as standard psychiatric drugs,Expand
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Multitarget botanical pharmacotherapy in major depression: a toxic brain hypothesis
A significant number of patients with major depression do not respond optimally to current antidepressant drugs. As depression is likely to be a heterogeneous disorder, it is possible that existingExpand
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Safety of traditional medicine and natural product supplements in psychiatry.
Traditional medicines in the form of health food and supplements are highly popular nowadays. They are often aggressively promoted with unsubstantiated health benefit claims. Patients suffering fromExpand
Hallucinations: diagnosis, neurobiology and clinical management
Hallucinations are important diagnostic symptoms in schizophrenia, but also occur in other medical and neuropsychiatric conditions. Not all patients with hallucinations are psychotic. There has beenExpand
Managing interactions between cognitive enhancers and other psychotropics
Polypharmacy is common in psychiatry. Usage of cognitive enhancers is increasing in the psychiatric population. Many clinicians are not familiar with these new psychoactive compounds. This paperExpand