Patients are increasingly turning to integrative approaches for their healthcare. Scientific studies supporting these interventions have risen in parallel. Given the rising popular and scientific interest, C-L psychiatrists should familiarize themselves with integrative approaches that have scientific support for promoting health. It is also important for C-L psychiatrists to develop a working knowledge of potentially harmful drug interactions between herbs/supplements and conventional medications.
The mission of the Integrative Medicine (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) SIG is to bring together C-L psychiatrists and other clinicians interested in advancing clinical care, education, and research on integrative approaches to promoting health and wellness. These include mind-body medicine (e.g., mindfulness, biofeedback), diet and nutrition interventions (e.g., broader dietary patterns, macronutrients, and micronutrients), and herbs and supplements.
ACLP members: to join our SIG, please update your ACLP membership profile by checking the “Integrative Medicine” box under “Your Special Interest Group Subscriptions.” Allow 24 hours for processing.
Non-ACLP members: please send an email indicating your field of interest, full name, organization, and telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org (email link includes CC to the co-chairs of the SIG).