Complementary Therapies and Depression

Interview with Prof Malcolm Hopwood, 2018
Summary: In this Healthed interview, Prof Malcolm Hopwood, Director of the Professorial Psychiatry Unit, University of Melbourne, Albert Road Clinic (ARC), takes a look at the use of complementary therapies in the management of depression, and discusses some of the benefits and limitations of natural medicines.

In this episode:

  • How rigorous is the research about nutrimetics? (00:26)
  • How is the placebo response relevant to psychiatry? (03:00)
  • Where do complementary therapies sit with traditional treatments? (04:30)
  • How is cost a consideration when combining therapies? (06:53)


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