Alternative Psychiatry


Alternative Psychiatry  

Psychiatry is basically a study of medicine that deals with the mental health of an individual. It involves the diagnosis of the psychiatric problem and treating the problem with the corresponding medication. The medication involved in the treatment of such disorders gives severe side effects and thus there is need for the alternative medication to treat the psychiatric disorders.

The others alternative that gives convincing result for psychiatric problems include sleep hygiene, cognitive rehabilitation, acupuncture, aromatherapy, Ayurveda, massage, hypnosis, homeopathy, relaxation techniques, meditation, Tai Chi, therapeutic touch, Yoga, etc.

The alternative therapies can be used in case of mild problems like anxiety, depression, insomnia, cognitive decline, early dementia, etc. But for the serious psychic conditions like severe impairment, psychosis, mania, suicidal thinking, etc should not be treated with the alternative therapy as the major treatment. Initially the pharmaceutical drugs can be given and gradually the alternative treatment can be given to the patients for the complete recovery.

Sleep hygiene is found to be useful to treat the psychic problems as the sleep hygiene helps in production of the neurotransmitter and helps to treat the psychic disorders. Cognitive rehabilitation helps to prevent and treat the disorders like dementia. This mainly focuses on relaxing the mind by doing regular mind exercises.

Acupuncture is also used as alternative therapy in treating mental illness and it works by inducing the neurotransmitters release and helps to alleviate the mental problems. The latest technology like Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation, Bright Light Therapy, and Biofeedback are also used to treat Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, Cognitive Decline, and Dementia.

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