Acupuncture in the Treatment of Depression

A Manual for Practice and Research

By

  • Rosa Schnyer, DiplAc Senior Research Associate, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • John Allen, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • Sabrina Hitt, PhD, Reseach Associate, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • Rachel Manber, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Stanford, Stanford, CA
  • Ted Kaptchuk, OMD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • Michael Thase, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

This pioneering book unites both western and traditional Chinese medicine to present a step-by-step methodology for evaluating and treating depression with acupuncture. Using research-oriented trials, it addresses fundamental issues in acupuncture research and offers guidelines for the design of acupuncture treatment studies.
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Book information

  • Published: September 2001
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07131-7


Table of Contents

Background and context
Depression defined: symptoms, epidemiology, etiology and treatment
Chinese medicine theory
The etiology of depression according to traditional Chinese medicine
The application of traditional Chinese medicine in the diagnosis and treatment of depression
Case histories of individuals who responded to treatment
Research considerations
Issues in implementation
Case histories of individuals who did not respond fully to treatment.