Integrative Medicine

The APA Caucus on Alternative and Complementary Medicine, also known as the Caucus on Integrative Medicine, is a special-interest group of psychiatrists interested in the integration of all treatments of psychiatric disorders. Integrative medicine is the practice of medicine that combines conventional medical treatments with non-conventional (“alternative” or “complementary”) ones.

Any APA member may join the Caucus on Alternative and Complementary Medicine by using their login to update their Member Profile. The caucus selection site can be found in Section 3, "Current Practice and Professional Activities", Part F. The Caucus meets in-person once a year at the APA Annual Meeting.

Psychiatric News

Mindful Exercises and Meditation: Neurobiological Effects
Military Medicine Makes Room for Alternative Treatments
Hope for Alternative Medicine Still to Be Validated
Caucus to Advise APA on Nontraditional Treatments

Other Resources

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine
International Network of Integrative Mental Health (INIMH)
AACAP: Complementary & Integrative Medicine