Integrative Psychiatry and Brain Health (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780190690557

Daniel A. Monti; Andrew B. Newberg; Andrew Weil
616 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Feb 2018
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Integrative Medicine is an emerging discipline that not only bridges the existing disciplines of psychiatry psychology, but provides a scientifically-based framework that synthesizes the rest of physiology, biochemistry and other health dimensions such as social support and spirituality, which collectively contribute to brain and body health and overall well-being. Patients who have not tolerated or not responded optimally to traditional treatments are also good candidates for integrative approaches. This new edition of Integrative Psychiatry and Brain Health reflects the tremendous advances in science that allude to mechanisms of action that weave together seemingly unrelated disciplines for the promotion of health and wellness. Part of the Weil Integrative Medicine Library, this volume provides a rational and evidence-based approach to the integrative therapy of mental disorders, integrating the principles of alternative and complementary therapies into the principles and practice of conventional psychiatry and psychology. Integrative Psychiatry and Brain Health examines what works and what doesn't, and offers practical guidelines for physicians to incorporate integrative medicine into their practice and to advise patients on reasonable and effective therapies. The text discusses areas of controversy and identifies areas of uncertainty where future research is needed. Chapters also cite the best available evidence for both the safety and the efficacy of all therapies discussed. The information is presented in accessible and easy-to-read formats, including clinical pearls and key points.


Section 1: Lifestyle Effects on Brain Health; Chapter 1: Diet, Gut and Brain: A New Horizon; Anthony J. Bazzan and Daniel A. Monti; Chapter 2: Key Nutrients for Normal Brain Health; Rashna K. Staid; Chapter 3: Effects of Exercise on Mental Health; Stephen Olex and Krista Olex; Chapter 4: The Neurobiology of Meditation and Stress Reduction; Andrew B. Newberg and David B. Yaden; Chapter 5: The Interaction of Religion and Health; David B. Yaden and Andrew B. Newberg; Chapter 6: Behavioral Strategies for Happiness and Satisfaction; Cathy Greenberg and Relly Nadler; Section 2: Healing Systems: Theory and Evidence; Chapter 7: Botanicals of Interest to Psychiatrists; Daniel A. Monti and Andrew B. Newberg; Chapter 8: Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine; Jingduan Yang and Daniel A. Monti; Chapter 9: Role of Chiropractic in Mind-Body Health; George Zabrecky; Chapter 10: Homeopathy and Psychiatry; Bernardo A. Merizalde; Chapter 11: Hypnosis and Biofeedback as Prototypes of Mind-Body Medicine; Marie Stoner; Chapter 12: Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Psychiatric Disorders; Aleeze Moss and Diane Reibel; Chapter 13: Neuromodulation in Psychiatric Disorders; Christina Herring; Section 3: Integrative Psychiatry in Practice; Chapter 14: Functional Neuro-Imaging: A Transformative Tool for Integrative Psychiatry; Abass Alavi and Andrew B. Newberg; Chapter 15: Commonly Encountered Sleep Disorders; Karl Doghramji; Chapter 16: Cognitive Interventions: Brain Training and Rehabilitation; Thomas Swirsky-Sacchetti and Robert L. Rider; Chapter 17: Integrative Approaches to Cognitive Decline; Thomas J. Kelly, IV and Mijail Serruya; Chapter 18: Integrative Approaches to Depression; Nancy Wintering and Andrew B. Newberg; Chapter 19: Integrative Treatment of Anxiety; Brigit Rakel; Chapter 20: Integrative Treatment of Emotional Traumas; Anna Tobia; Chapter 21: Addictions: Evidence for Integrative Treatment; Mary F. Morrison, Karen Lin, and Susan Gersh

About the author: 

Daniel A. Monti, MD, is founding Director of the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health and founding Chair of the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, the first medical school department in the nation devoted to the field of Integrative Medicine, at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He also is Professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Monti's extensive research has focused on assessing promising mind-body interventions, understanding brain mechanisms of stress and emotional regulation, and testing natural molecules for therapeutic efficacy in nervous system diseases and cancer. He is author of dozens of scholarly papers and one popular press book, and editor of three textbooks.; Andrew B. Newberg, MD is currently the Director of Research at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health and the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He is also a Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Radiology. Dr. Newberg has actively pursued a number of neuroimaging research projects which have included the study of aging and dementia, epilepsy, and other neurological and psychiatric disorders. He has also studied the more general mind/body relationship including understanding the physiological correlates of acupuncture, meditation, and other types of integrative therapies. He has published over 200 peer reviewed articles and chapters as well as two best-selling books.

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