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The role of complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of eating disorders: A systematic review

Item

Title

The role of complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of eating disorders: A systematic review

Journal Publication

Date

2016

volume

21

pages

179-188

Research Type

Systematic Review

Keywords

Abstract

This systematic review critically appraises the role of complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of those with an eating disorder. Sixteen studies were included in the review. The results of this review show that the role of complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of those with an eating disorder is unclear and further studies should be conducted. A potential role was found for massage and bright light therapy for depression in those with Bulimia Nervosa and a potential role for acupuncture and relaxation therapy, in the treatment of State Anxiety, for those with an eating disorder. The role of these complementary therapies in treating eating disorders should only be provided as an adjunctive treatment only.

doi

10.1016/j.eatbeh.2016.03.002

pmid

PMID:26970732

Language

English

has health condition studied

Mental Disorders

has study population number

0

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