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List of CAM Treatments

Complementary and Alternative Medicine remedies for mental health conditions arranged by risk.

List of Reviewed Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Mental Health

The CAM treatments below are arranged by condition and relative significance of side effects.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list; many treatments have suggested uses in addition to what is listed below. The listed uses are those supported by the evidence described in the outline. All items listed below, even if they don't have active links, are covered in the full summary, available for download on this site.

If you want to read more about a suggested treatment, download the full PDF document


Generally Safe

Minor to Major Side Effects

Caution Advised

Anxiety, Stress, Panic Disorder, and Other Conditions

Generally Safe

Minor to Major Side Effects

  • Tryptophan/5-HTP for anxiety

Caution Advised

Sleep Disorders

Generally Safe

Minor to Major Side Effects

  • Melatonin for jet lag and sleep disorders
  • Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) for sleep disorders


Generally Safe

Minor to Major Side Effects

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Phone (703) 684.7722

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Fax (703) 684.5968

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