Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Mental Health Care

Explore options for complementary and alternative medicine in psychiatric mental health care or functional medicine aspects that you could envision incorporating into your practice.  For this discussion, since this ends our psychopharmacology and prescribing course, keep your options focused on supplements, herbs,etc…   Include the following:

  • Diagnostic testing and assessments: 
  • Pharmacologic interventions: including dosage, route, and frequency
  • Mechanism of Action (MOA)
  • Contraindications 
  • Education, including health promotion, maintenance, and psychosocial needs:
  • Referrals: 
  • Follow-up, including return to clinic (RTC) with a time frame and reason and any labs that support your choice with at least 1 peer-reviewed article within the timeframe of the last five (5) years.

Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis and include peer-reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with in-text citations and corresponding references in APA format.

Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.

Estimated time to complete: 2 hours

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