Insomnia: The Integrative Mental Health Solution: Safe, affordable and effective non-medication treatments of insomnia

By | August 20, 2017
Insomnia: The Integrative Mental Health Solution: Safe, affordable and effective non-medication treatments of insomnia

This book is offered as a practical resource on safe, effective and affordable treatments of insomnia from the perspective of integrative mental healthcare.

Integrative mental healthcare:
•is a person-centered approach to mental health care
•takes into account the needs and preferences of each unique person
•focuses on maintaining optimal health and treating symptoms not disorders
•uses both conventional mainstream approaches like medications and psychotherapy, and alternative therapies like herbal medicines and acupuncture
•is based on the best available medical evidence

If you have problems sleeping and you are taking a medication that isn’t helping, experiencing adverse effects, or you simply can’t afford to continue taking a medication that is working this book provides valuable information about non-medication alternatives that will help you sleep better such as herbals and other natural supplements, whole body approaches, meditation and mind-body practices, and energy therapies.

This book is written to give you the maximum amount of information in the least amount of time. From the contents you can instantly navigate to sections that will help you:
•Understand insomnia better
•Take inventory of your symptoms
•Identify treatments that make sense for you based on the evidence
•Learn about a range of specific non-medication and integrative approaches for treating insomnia
•Develop a customized treatment plan that is right for you
•Re-evaluate your treatment plan and make changes if your initial plan doesn’t work

If you’re sleeping well now but you’ve struggled with insomnia in the past this book will help you sleep better consistently. Most important this book will help you think about your mental health care in a more holistic way.

If you are a mental health professional this book provides concise, jargon-free summaries of scientifically validated non-medication treatments you can use when advising clients about safe, effective approaches for treating insomnia.

An appendix with links to valuable internet resources is included to help you find quality brands of natural supplements and important safety information.

This book is part of a series on non-medication treatments of mental health problems. Other books in the series cover:
•Your Mental Healthcare: The Integrative Solution (Free)
•Anxiety
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Bipolar disorder
•Depression
•Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Psychosis
•Substance abuse

The series has a companion website http://www.theintegrativementalhealthsolution.com/ where you can sign up for a free monthly e-newsletter, read the author’s blogs on integrative mental healthcare, and find links to valuable internet resources on a variety of non-medication and integrative approaches for treating many common mental health problems.

2 thoughts on “Insomnia: The Integrative Mental Health Solution: Safe, affordable and effective non-medication treatments of insomnia

  1. Anonymous
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    VERY GOOD BEGINNERS GUIDE, August 23, 2015
    By 
    LEM (Howell, MI) –

    This review is from: Insomnia: The Integrative Mental Health Solution: Safe, affordable and effective non-medication treatments of insomnia (Kindle Edition)
    As a matter of background, I chair the American Psychiatric Association Caucus on Complementary, Alternative, & Integrative Medicine. The group I chair—its very existence—is credited to its founder, James Lake, MD.

    Dr. James Lake and others in the Integrative Psychiatry (or Integrative Medicine in Psychiatry) movement are concerned about the way modern day Psychiatry is practiced. Specifically, the average psychiatrist has been educated extensively on psychiatric medications (which themselves can be quite helpful and life-saving), but received little to no education on non-medication treatment options, other than an Intro to Counseling. Until Integrative Psychiatry groups like mine are successful at improving how Psychiatry is practiced, it is incumbent upon a person suffering from a psychiatric disorder to become self-educated on what the non-medication treatment options are. Your typical psychiatrist is unlikely to know about these treatments and so will be unable to recommend them to you. However, if you implement them on your own, you might ultimately end up needing psychiatric medication less.

    Any book within this e-book series is a very good place for a beginner to start their self-education. Each of the books is well-organized and structured similarly. This makes it easy to skip to the section that you are interested in and/or to browse the text rapidly. It is also a quick read, and can be completed in less than two hours.

    You can tell that this “publication” has been self-published, as there are areas where e.g. the grammar could have been improved upon. However, it does not interfere with understanding the content in any way. If you can forgive that the book did not pass through the hands of a formal copy-editor, you will find that the content of this book teaches you all of the basic Integrative Psychiatry treatment options that you would want to know.

    If after reading this beginners guide you decide you want to become more of an expert, the e-book conveniently offers resources for deeper reading.

    There are very few Integrative Psychiatry books written by actual psychiatrists. This e-book series has been written by an experienced psychiatrist, and is the only Integrative Psychiatry publication that packs a lot of good information into a brief and easy-to-read guide.

    –Lila Elizabeth Massoumi, MD, ABIHM; Clinical Associate Professor, Michigan State University

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  2. Anonymous
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Highly recommended! ” ~ Larry Dossey, July 28, 2015
    By 
    Larry Dossey (Santa Fe, NM USA) –
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    This review is from: Insomnia: The Integrative Mental Health Solution: Safe, affordable and effective non-medication treatments of insomnia (Kindle Edition)
    “Dr. James Lake’s Insomnia: The Integrative Mental Health Solution is the most concise, authoritative, and reliable manual that has appeared in recent years on the prevention and management of this widespread problem, using integrative, natural, non-drug methods. Highly recommended!”

    ~ Larry Dossey, MD
    Author: One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters

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