Complimentary Med chart - COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE...

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COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (CAM) How many people Use CAM? Up to 50% of people seeking care are using CAM Up to 77% of those people do not disclose to their Doctor that they are Concerns of negative responses The Doctor does not need to know The Doctor did not ask Why Psychiatric disorders and CAM? CAM used more for chronic disease Stigma keeps patients away from Doctor’s offices Fear of addiction or abuse with prescription meds Search for a “healthy” way to cure illness Other Medical Areas Where CAM is Common Chronic Pain Nausea from Chemotherapy Chronic Fatigue Arthritis Menopause HIV+ Who uses CAM most? Women more than men People with higher educational levels People who have been hospitalized in the past year Former smokers, compared with current smokers or those who have never smoked Non Supplemental Techniques: Chelation therapy Accupuncture/accupressure Self-help groups AA, Overeaters Anonymous
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This note was uploaded on 05/20/2008 for the course PSYCH. 1 taught by Professor Chart during the Spring '08 term at Western University of Health Sciences.

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