Complementary versus conventional medicine: Depression
Cadden, F., & Kotsirilos, V. (2009). Complementary versus conventional medicine: Depression. GP Review, 13(2), 4-5.
In recent times, complementary medicine has gained a lot of popularity in Australia, with more and more people turning to modalities like acupuncture, chiropractic and naturopathy for treatment. While some have doubts about complementary medicine’s effectiveness, it is nonetheless slowly becoming more integrated with conventional medicine. In this new regular series, two general practitioners – one more based in complementary medicine, the other in conventional medicine – will look at a typical presentation and detail how they would treat it from each point of view. In the first of the series, our two GPs will be looking at depression.