Herbals and natural dietary supplements in psychiatric practice

Matteo Chiappedi, Maurizio Bejor

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There is some evidence that links the increase of mental disorders prevalence with a deterioration of Western countries nutritional habits and it is found that the use of herbal and "natural" food supplements to treat different disorders is increasing. With factors such as chronic illness, poor health, emotional distress, and quality of life influencing the desire for complementary medicine, patients with comorbid medical and psychiatric problems seem likely to turn to this approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-171
Number of pages8
JournalRecent Patents on CNS Drug Discovery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • B vitamins
  • Folate
  • Ginkgo
  • Herbs
  • Inositol
  • Kava
  • Natural medicine
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • SAMe
  • St. John's wort
  • Valerian

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Drug Discovery

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