Non-Herbal Nutritional Supplements—The Next Wave: A Comprehensive Review of Risks and Benefits for the C-L Psychiatrist
The continuing popularity of complementary medicine has led to the frequent appearance of new products in the marketplace. Non-herbal supplements are now a popular choice for patients seeking relief from a variety of medical conditions. As with herbal medicines, there are concerns about the safety of these products in those with physical illness. Clearly, consultation-liaison psychiatrists will encounter patients using non-herbal products or inquiring about them. This article seeks to provide knowledge about the risks and benefits of non-herbal supplements that consultation-liaison psychiatrists are likely to encounter.
Crone, C., Gabriel, G. & Wise, T.N. (2001). Non-herbal nutritional supplements-the next wave: a comprehensive review of risks and benefits for the C-L psychiatrist. Psychosomatics, 42(4), 285-99.