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Holistic Health for Adolescents : How Yoga, Aromatherapy, Teas, and More Can Help You Get and Stay Well

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Milosavljevic presents this book on complementary and alternative therapies for adolescent mental health, written to be accessible to clinicians, parents, and teenagers. The preface emphasizes the usefulness of these methods for people who prefer not to take pharmaceuticals or undergo time consuming psychotherapy, who get incomplete relief from conventional treatment, or who want additional tools without increasing medication dosages. The introductory chapter covers the multisensory neuroplasticity-based approach. Further chapters then apply these principles to problems of stress, fatigue, low mood, sleep difficulty, focus, headaches, and substance abuse. The physiology, signs, and symptoms of each distress state are described, followed by relevant tools utilizing mindfulness, gentle physical activities, aromatherapies, music, and acupressure along with a case study. The final chapter addresses the limited scientific evidence on the topic of CAM in mental health, including issues such as placebo effects and non-naturalistic study designs, ultimately arguing that despite a lack of high-quality evidence these methods are worth pursuing due to their safety and low cost. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 258
Genre: Health + Wellness, Psychology
Sub-Genre: Diseases
Format: Paperback
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: M.D. Nada Milosavljevic
Language: English
Street Date: October 25, 2016
TCIN: 51688753
UPC: 9780393711141
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-5189
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