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James Lake, MD
Are you struggling with chronic insomnia? This condition has many causes including medical disorders, mental health problems and substance abuse.
Are you curious about the benefits of meditation and yoga in PTSD? Studies report consistent positive results.
Are you looking for a non-stimulant alternative to treat ADHD? Findings of a recent study suggests that saffron and methylphenidate (Ritalin) may have equivalent efficacy.
Are you or a loved one struggling with Alzheimer's disease? Emerging findings suggest that a supplement called lipoic acid may slow the rate of cognitive decline.
Are you or a loved one struggling with Alzheimer's disease? Emerging findings suggest that an herbal extract, Huperzine A, may be a promising alternative to medication.
Are you pregnant, struggling with depression and looking for information on complementary and alternative approaches that work? Research findings support some CAM approaches.
Are you looking for information about life style choices that reduce risk of Alzheimer's disease. Emerging findings suggest that healthy lifestyle choices significantly reduce risk
Are you curious about the influences of diet on your chances of developing Alzheimer's disease? Following a Mediterranean diet and drinking moderately reduce the risk.
Are you looking for information on supplements for reducing drinking, controlling craving or reducing the toxic effects of alcohol? Research findings suggest efficacy.
Wondering about the benefits of mindfulness medication for cutting down on drinking or drug use and helping to prevent relapse? Many studies report consistent benefits.
Are you looking for information about herbals and other natural supplements for reducing drinking or drug use? Research findings point to promising non-pharmacologic approaches.
Have you heard about cranioelectrotherapy stimulation for managing alcohol and drug detoxification and withdrawal? Many studies show efficacy.
Are you curious about non-medication approaches for managing opioid withdrawal? There is evidence that weak electrical currents may be effective but more studies are needed.
Some natural supplements may help reduce drinking and drug use, reduce craving and lessen the severity of withdrawal.
Tired of taking antidepressants with little benefit? Looking for safe alternative treatment that can boost your response to an antidepressant? Consider exercise, SAMe and DHEA.
Wondering about the benefits of acupuncture for depressed mood? Acupuncture alone has mood enhancing effects, improves antidepressant response, and may reduce adverse effects.
Many studies show that regular workouts may be as effective as antidepressants and cognitive therapy.
Are you curious about DHEA for depressed mood? Research findings suggest that DHEA enhances mood when taken alone and improves the effectiveness of antidepressants.
Are you curious about the antidepressant benefits of omega-3 fatty acids? Research findings support improved response when taken with an antidepressant.
Are you looking for information about the antidepressant effects of bright light exposure? Research finding report benefits but meta-analysis findings are equivocal.
Are you curious about the benefits of folate? Research findings report adjunctive benefits when this B vitamin is taken with an antidepressant.
Research findings suggest that this natural supplement can help treat depressed mood.
Some non-pharmacologic treatments for depressed mood have established antidepressant benefits.
Curious about essential oils and aromatherapy for anxiety? Research findings support the use of Lavender, Rosemary and Passion flower for general calming. More studies are needed.
Are you curious about the benefits of healing touch and therapeutic touch for stress and anxiety? Despite inconclusive research findings, many people report improvements.
Are you curious about the benefits of acupuncture and acupressure for anxiety? Studies suggest that both techniques are effective.
Emerging findings on biofeedback training based on heart-rate variability for anxiety show beneficial effects for generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and PTSD.
Are you curious about the benefits of massage on stress and anxiety? Regular massage can significantly reduce anxiety related to test-taking and chronic stress.
Studies show that regular aerobic exercise and strength training can significantly reduce the severity of anxiety.
Are you curious about Inositol for the treatment of panic attacks or other anxiety disorders? Research findings show consistent beneficial effects.
James Lake, M.D., visiting assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona, works to transform mental health care through the evidence-based uses of alternative therapies.