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Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine is the practice of combining conventional medical treatments with non-conventional ("alternative" or "complementary") ones.

Education and Training

As more psychiatrists begin to incorporate evidence-based integrative treatment methods, and as patients begin to seek out and utilize alternative treatment options, it is important for psychiatrists to understand both the benefits and effects of such treatments.

APA Learning Center

Learn more about integrative medicine in psychiatry, including evolving terminology, types of treatment, and patterns of use, while earning CME with the following activity through the APA Learning Center.

Introduction to Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine in Psychiatry: General Overview of CAM in the United States

  • Presenter: Lila Massoumi, M.D., Chair, Caucus on Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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Over- and Under-Methylation in the Psychiatric Population

Micronutrients as a Treatment for Psychiatric Disorders: The Evidence to Date

Restoring Resilience in Young Adults

For more information on upcoming webinars, please send an email to [email protected].

APA Annual Meeting

Each year APA meetings include sessions on the topic "Integrative Medicine (CAM)." To submit an abstract for consideration, please review APA Meeting Submission and Guidelines.

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The Residents' Journal: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Psychiatry

A 2013 issue of The Residents' Journal, dedicated to complementary and alternative medicine in psychiatry, discusses the history and evolution of integrative medicine as a maturing specialty and includes a case report discussing how melatonin can provide relief to posttraumatic stress disorder patients.


Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Psychiatry

Written from the perspective of clinicians who practice both traditional and alternative medicine, this book discusses alternative therapies and provides an academic and practical review of complementary and alternative medicine.

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Complementary and Alternative Treatments in Mental Health Care

This book serves as a concise and practical reference reviewing many complementary and alternative treatments used in North America and Europe, including their history and rationale.

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Complementary and Integrative Treatments in Psychiatric Practice

Examines a range of treatments, including neutraceuticals, mind-body practices, art therapy, and neurotherapy, to combine and integrate for optimal patient outcomes.

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