Journal article

Naturopathic medicine for treating self-reported depression and anxiety: An observational pilot study of naturalistic practice

J Sarris, S Gadsden, I Schweitzer

Advances in Integrative Medicine | Published : 2014


Overview: We conducted the first observational study of a case series of naturopathic consultations of adults who presented with self-reported depression or anxiety. Aims: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Australian naturopathy on the outcome of depressed mood and anxiety, assess which interventions are being prescribed, and to explore the patient's experiences of being treated by a naturopath. Methods: Outcomes from consultations (from one or two follow-up visits over approximately four to six weeks), were assessed via a mixed methods approach. This involved an analysis of quantitative data from DASS-21, POMS-65, and GHQ-28 scales, and qualitative data via subjective feedback of patie..

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