Complementary and alternative medicine use and its association with clinical features and functioning in patients with bipolar I disorder: A cross-sectional study


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ÖZDAMAR ÜNAL G. , ATAY İ. M.

DUSUNEN ADAM-JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol.35, no.2, pp.121-129, 2022 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/dajpns.2022.00183
  • Title of Journal : DUSUNEN ADAM-JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.121-129
  • Keywords: Bipolar disorder, complementary and alternative medicine, functionality, religious/spiritual healing, stigma, MENTAL-HEALTH, RATING-SCALE, DETERMINANTS, RELIABILITY, THERAPIES, DEPRESSION, PREVALENCE, ADHERENCE, VALIDITY, SPECTRUM

Abstract

Objective: The use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) has increased recently among those with serious mental disorders. However, CAM use and associated factors for using CAM are less clear among patients with bipolar I disorder (BD-I). This study aimed to determine the prevalence and type of CAM use and the sociodemographic, clinical features, and functional areas that predicted CAM use.