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Integrative Health In Psychiatry: A Curriculum For Psychiatry Residents

Course Director: Lorin Boynton, M.D.

The following is a list of the articles and handouts created and compiled by Lorin Boynton, M.D. and Katherine Babington, M.D. as a teaching tool for psychiatry residents.

In order to download and print some of the articles and handouts below you will need to have Adobe Reader installed. To save large files, right click on the file, select "save as", and select the desktop as your destination.



Curriculum Description

Curriculum Objectives

Curriculum Outline

Introduction to Integrative Health/Complementary & Alternative Medicine:

Integrative Health/Complementary and Alternative Medicine Introduction

Ruggie M. Mainstreaming complementary therapies: new directions in health care. Health Affairs 2005; 24(4): 980-990.

Astin JA. Why patients use alternative medicine. JAMA 1998; 279(19): 1548-1553.

Overview of Integrative Health Resources

Mind-Body Medicine:

Mind-Body Medicine Introduction

Mind-Body Medicine

Segal Z, Teasdale J. Prevention of relapse/recurrence in major depression by mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 2000; 68(4):615-623.

Epstein R. Mindful Practice. JAMA 1999; 282(9):833-839.

Mind-Body Medicine Resources

Tips for Living Well


Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine and Mental Health

Integrative Medicine and Psychiatry

Vitamin D review

Summary Recommendations (David Mischoulon, MD, PhD)

Bell I, Koithan M. Models for the study of whole systems. Integrative Cancer Therapies 2006; 5(4): 293-307

Freeman MP, et al. Omega-3 fatty acids: evidence basis for treatment and future research in psychiatry. J Clin Psychiatry 2006; 67: 1954-1967.

Bent, Stephen, Ko, Richard. Commonly used herbal medicines in the United States: A review. The American Journal of Medicine 2004; 116: 478-485.

Naturopathy/Botanicals/Herbals Resources

References: Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Depression

Musculoskeletal Medicine:

Musculoskeletal Medicine in Psychiatry: An Osteopathic Perspective

Korr, IM. Osteopathic principles for basic scientists. JAOA 1987; 87(7): 513-515.

Van Buskirk, RL. Nociceptive reflexes and the somatic dysfunction: A model. JAOA 1990; 90(9): 792-809.

Musculoskeletal Medicine Resources

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine:

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM)

Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine: A Brief Introduction

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and the Treatment of Mental Health Disorders

Kaptchuk, TJ. Acupuncture: Theory, efficacy, and practice. Annals of Internal Medicine 2002; 136, 374-383.

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Resources


Nutrition Introduction

Food & Mood

O'Keefe J, Cordain L. Cardiovascular disease resulting from a diet and lifestyle at odds with our paleolithic genome: How to become a 21st-century hunter-gatherer. Mayo Clin Proc 2004; 79, 101-108.

Pollan M, "Our National Eating Disorder", New York Times 17 October 2004.

Nutrition Resources

What Do the Labels Mean?

Mayo Clinic. Whole grains: Hearty options for a healthy diet. Retrieved July 21, 2009

Antioxidant Capacity of Selected Fruits and Vegetables

Nutrient Dense Shopping List

Eight Ways to Be Mindful about Filling Your Belly

Nutrition for R3 didactics

Self Care:

Caring for yourself is Not Optional

Novack DH, Epstein RM, Paulsen RH. Toward creating physician-healers: fostering medical students' self awareness, personal growth, and well-being. Acad Med 1999; 74: 516-520.

Cohen, JJ. Viewpoint: Linking Professionalism to Humanism: What It Means, Why It Matters. Acad Med 2007; 82(11): 1040-2446.

Self Care Resources

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