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Medical opinions: nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Really complicated

So many therapeutic approaches are in your question, it's impossible to answer. Even the "nootropic" part is extremely complicated.
These can be food substances like phenethylamine and l-theanine (found in chocolate and green tea) or many other things. Different ones have different characteristics, safety, & effectiveness. An integrative physician could help guide you. www.holisticboard.org.

In brief: Really complicated

So many therapeutic approaches are in your question, it's impossible to answer. Even the "nootropic" part is extremely complicated.
These can be food substances like phenethylamine and l-theanine (found in chocolate and green tea) or many other things. Different ones have different characteristics, safety, & effectiveness. An integrative physician could help guide you. www.holisticboard.org.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Peter Forster
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Safe not effective

There are two questions that usually relate to medical procedures - is it safe, and is it effective.
Probably nootropics, tcm and chiropractors are relatively safe alternatives for ptsd, mood disorders, and chronic pain. However there is no evidence that these treatments are effective.

In brief: Safe not effective

There are two questions that usually relate to medical procedures - is it safe, and is it effective.
Probably nootropics, tcm and chiropractors are relatively safe alternatives for ptsd, mood disorders, and chronic pain. However there is no evidence that these treatments are effective.
Dr. Peter Forster
Dr. Peter Forster
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Dr. David Teicheira
PTSD seems to be an amplified reaction to a threatening situation.Its a survival response that is so intense,it becomes a problem instead of a solution.effective treatment is to use whatever tools that work for you to de-amplify your response to the threat
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