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By Rosa N. Schnyer, John J. B. Allen PhD, Sabrina K. Hitt PhD, Rachel Manber PhD, Ted J. Kaptchuk OMD, Michael E. Thase MD

This pioneering e-book unites either western and standard chinese language drugs to offer a step by step technique for comparing and treating melancholy with acupuncture. utilizing research-oriented trials, it addresses basic concerns in acupuncture learn and provides instructions for the layout of acupuncture remedy experiences.

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Some early research indicated that they are not as effective as tricyclics; however, a recent review concluded that when used with a proper diet they are an effective treatment for depression (Larsen 1991). g. Prozac and Zoloft) are a relatively new class of drugs synthesized in the early 1980s. They work by blocking the reuptake of serotonin so that increased levels remain in the synaptic cleft. They have a high Symptoms. Epidemiology, Etiology, and Treatment 29 selectivity for blocking serotonin reuptake receptors, whereas tricyclics affect to a greater extent both NE and other neurotransmitters.

Repletion is defined as: an accumulation of physiological products (phlegm, dampness, blood, and qi) that are harmful to the body and may obstruct functioning, or as the relative excess of either endogenous or exogenous pathogens- that may threaten the health of 2In Chinese Medicine endogenous or exogenous pathogens are known as 'evil qi' (xie). They include the six qi (wind, cold, fire, summerheat, dampness, and dryness) in their capacity to cause disease; the 'warm evils' (warm heat school), and various types of toxins.

An adoption study conducted by Mendlewicz & Ranier (1977) found that 31 % of biological parents of bipolar adoptees had mood disorders, compared with 2 % of the biological parents of normal adoptees. Another study (Wender et a11986) found that biological relatives of those with a broad range of mood disorders were eight times more likely to have major depression than biological relatives of individuals who were not diagnosed with any mood disorders. Neurotransmitter Function It has been hypothesized that abnormal levels of, or function of, neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine (NE), dopamine, and serotonin are a possible cause of depression.

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