Herbs for the mind: what science tells us about nature's remedies for depression, stress, memory loss and insomnia

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In the last five years, herbal remedies have led the charge of natural products into the health care market--despite conflicting reports on their effectiveness and safety. But now consumers are stepping back and asking the tough questions: Do these herbs actually work? Does "natural" mean "safe"? What about side effects? From leading researchers and Duke University psychiatrists, this book translates hard data into the accessible answers you need to make informed decisions on taking St. John's wort for depression, kava for stress or anxiety, valerian for insomnia, or ginkgo for memory loss. You will learn: *Which treatments, traditional and alternative, have proven most effective for common psychological ills--and where herbs fall in the list *How to judge when you're getting maximum benefits, when to switch brands or products, and when to stop taking herbs *When you may need more than herbs, and how to enlist your doctor's support with your herbal self-help program *What science still does not know about herbs. SHORT PROFESSIONAL COPY (revised 12/17/99) More and more health care consumers are taking or considering herbal remedies to soothe their psychological aches and pains, from depression, stress, and anxiety, to insomnia and memory loss. Now mental health professionals have a reliable scientific source for answers to frequently asked questions about herbs. This book offers an authoritative guide to the most popular "herbs for the mind": St. John's wort, kava, valerian, and ginkgo. From leading researchers and Duke University psychiatrists Jonathan R. T. Davidson and Kathryn M. Connor, the book is appropriate for a broad audience of professionals and consumers. Clear guidelines are provided for developing an herbal self-help regimen and recognizing when professional intervention may be necessary. Written in accessible, nontechnical language, the book features a wealth of case examples, clear information on product selection and dosages, and helpful checklists, tables, and charts. Also included are a handy glossary of terms and consumer resource listings on psychological and herb-related topics.
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display_descriptionTwo medical doctors present evidence from controlled clinical studies and case histories from their own practice to show that four specific herbs do work in treating psychological conditions: Saint-John's-wort for depression, kava for anxiety, ginkgo for memory and aging, and valerian for insomnia. Davidson and Connor explain what the herbs do, their mode of action in the body, how to take them, and what to expect from treatment.
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subject_facetHerbs -- Therapeutic use
Mental illness -- Nutritional aspects
title_displayHerbs for the mind : what science tells us about nature's remedies for depression, stress, memory loss and insomnia
title_fullHerbs for the mind: what science tells us about nature's remedies for depression, stress, memory loss and insomnia / by Jonathan R.T. Davidson and Kathryn M. Connor
title_shortHerbs for the mind
title_subwhat science tells us about nature's remedies for depression, stress, memory loss and insomnia
Mental illness
Nutritional aspects
Therapeutic use