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Yoga as a Complementary Therapy for Clinical Depression

Complementary Health Practice Review, 12/17/10

Mehta P et al. – A total of 18 studies met the criteria. Some of the designs utilized by the interventions were pretest posttest, quasi–experimental and randomized controlled trials. It was found that majority of the interventions (17) were able to significantly reduce depressive symptoms in the patients under study. However, several methodological limitations were identified in the conduct of the intervention trials, which future interventions must consider.






Electroconvulsive therapy for treating schizophrenia: a chart review of patients from two catchment areas
European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 12/13/10
Kristensen D et al. – To examine disease and treatment characteristics of patients with schizophrenia treated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). ECT proved to be effective in a population of patients that were severely ill with treatment–refractory schizophrenia. This does not imply that the patients were cured from schizophrenia. Rather, it reflects the degree of relief from psychosis and disruptive behaviour, as described in the patient charts. The treatment was often offered to patients after considerable disease durations.





Efficacy of antidepressants and benzodiazepines in minor depression: systematic review and meta-analysis
British Journal of Psychiatry, 01/06/11
Barbui C et al. – There is evidence showing there is unlikely to be a clinically important advantage for antidepressants over placebo in individuals with minor depression. For benzodiazepines, no evidence is available, and thus it is not possible to determine their potential therapeutic role in this condition.



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