Dr. Sarris and Dr. Kavanagh conducted a systematic review of published research on the use of kava and Saint John’s Wort, which was published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2009. The study investigated the efficacy, pharmacology, and safety of kava and Saint John’s Wort as treatments for mood and anxiety disorders.
Author Eric W. Dolan
Among the myriad of “alternative therapies” that have sprung up, Hatha yoga stands out as one of the most effective and practical. Not only is Hatha yoga an affordable alternative to expensive pain medications, but by using Hatha yoga to manage back pain the side effects of pain medications, including possible addictions, can be avoided.
In 2009, The American Journal of Family Therapy published research that investigated the relationship between family functioning and adolescent addiction. The research was conducted by Mimma Tafa and Roberto Baiocoo, both psychologists from the University of Rome.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, a person’s willingness to communicate offline is similar to their willingness to communicate on the internet. Those who are not willing to communicate offline also tend to have the same unwillingness to communicate online.
A growing body of psychological and anthropological research is putting into question thinness as the ideal form of female beauty. Many people think that in order to be attractive, you must be thin.
Blue light therapy is more effective than red light therapy for the treatment of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), according to a study published in the scientific journal Depression and Anxiety in 2009.
In 2008, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology published a study entitled “Romantic Red: Red Enhances Men’s Attraction to Women.” The study, conducted by Andrew Elliot and Daniela Niesta of the University of Rochester, found that the color red influenced men’s perception of attractiveness.
A study conducted by psychiatrists from the Republic of China has found that a combination of traditional acupuncture and low doses of antidepressants is an effective alternative to high doses of antidepressant drugs.