Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

CAM in Psychiatry


Publishing date
28 Dec 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
10 Aug 2012

Lead Editor

1Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Institute for Complementary Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Rämistr 100, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland

2Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Charité, CBF, Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany

3University of Applied Sciences Health and Sport, Vulkanstr. 1, 10367 Berlin, Germany


CAM in Psychiatry

Description

Surveys show a use of up to 50% of CAM in patients suffering from psychiatric disorders, that is to say, often in depression as well as anxiety and less in addiction disorders. Mostly CAM seems to be used additionally to conventional psychiatric treatments.

Therefore, a special issue on CAM in psychiatry seems appropriate. This seems justified in view of the achievements of the first generation of CAM researchers who have contributed to evidence-based medicine (EBM) and the CAM practitioners who now have an evidence ground to turn the findings into practice in clinics and hospitals, which is sometimes called integrative medicine. For example, we nowadays face a status quo in psychiatry with St. John's Wort being included in the treatment guidelines for unipolar depressive episodes in some European countries and mindfulness meditation having entered mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) in psychiatry in the USA.

So we invite long-standing researchers and offspring of the second CAM research generation, who often focus on clinical practice and patients' needs, to contribute to a truly challenging issue.

Manuscripts need to focus on human data. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Pharmacological interventions for the treatment of psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, somatoform disorders, or dementia
  • Nonpharmacological interventions like meditation techniques in complex therapeutic settings or single use either for special indications or for general stress reduction or preventive aspects
  • Even translational aspects, for example, epigenetic factors associated with CAM interventions in psychiatric disorders are welcome

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 293248
  • - Editorial

CAM in Psychiatry

Jörg Melzer | Hans-Christian Deter | Bernhard Uehleke
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 915691
  • - Review Article

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Ginkgo biloba in Neuropsychiatric Disorders: From Ancient Tradition to Modern-Day Medicine

Natascia Brondino | Annalisa De Silvestri | ... | Pierluigi Politi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 969032
  • - Research Article

Sleep Ameliorating Effects of Acupuncture in a Psychiatric Population

Peggy Bosch | Gilles van Luijtelaar | ... | Anton Coenen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 615857
  • - Review Article

Acupuncture for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials and Prospective Clinical Trials

Young-Dae Kim | In Heo | ... | Jung-Hwa Lim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 152738
  • - Review Article

The Effects of Qigong on Anxiety, Depression, and Psychological Well-Being: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Fang Wang | Jenny K. M. Man | ... | Albert Yeung
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 647896
  • - Research Article

The Flexner Report of 1910 and Its Impact on Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Psychiatry in North America in the 20th Century

Frank W. Stahnisch | Marja Verhoef
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 260301
  • - Research Article

Dose-Dependent Effects of the Cimicifuga racemosa Extract Ze 450 in the Treatment of Climacteric Complaints: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study

Ruediger Schellenberg | Reinhard Saller | ... | Catherine Zahner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 520198
  • - Review Article

Traditional Oriental Herbal Medicine for Children and Adolescents with ADHD: A Systematic Review

Yuk Wo Wong | Deog-gon Kim | Jin-yong Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 508623
  • - Research Article

Depression, Comorbidities, and Prescriptions of Antidepressants in a German Network of GPs and Specialists with Subspecialisation in Anthroposophic Medicine: A Longitudinal Observational Study

Elke Jeschke | Thomas Ostermann | ... | Harald Matthes
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 923925
  • - Research Article

Tai-Chi for Residential Patients with Schizophrenia on Movement Coordination, Negative Symptoms, and Functioning: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

Rainbow T. H. Ho | Friendly S. W. Au Yeung | ... | Siu Man Ng
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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