Alternative Mental Health
Alternative Mental Health Resources & Information
Have you tried St. John's Wort for mild depression? Or Ayurveda medicine to relieve anxiety?
For a myriad of reasons, a lot of people are turning to alternative treatments for mental health conditions. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine reports that 36% of U.S. adults use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) today. Although the concept of alternative treatments for psychological disorders such as ADHD, anxiety disorders and depression has been standard practice in eastern cultures for thousands of years, it's now becoming more acceptable in the west.
"I got hold of a 900-page medical book on manic depression. Among other things, it said that certain amino acid deficiencies were common in manic depression. But the recommended treatment was drugs! I thought, 'Heck, why not just take the amino acids?' I did and that was the starting point on my road to wellness."
- actress, bipolar patient Margot Kidder
At HealthyPlace.com, we want to help you learn as much as you can about mental health and all available treatments, including alternative mental health treatments.
And if you are looking to share experiences or need support, we hope you'll join the HealthyPlace.com Support Network (our mental health social network). Many times, communicating with others who have common experiences or faced similar problems can be a great help as well as a source of comfort.