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Acupuncture against depressioAcupuncture depression

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ABSTRACT Background: Depression is recognized as a major public health problem, which has a substantial impact on individuals and to society. Acupuncture has become a popular complementary and alternative treatment approach for depression treatment. Research question: What are the effects of acupuncture treatment for depression? _ Physiotherapy relevance: Nowadays the increase of depressive patients in the physiotherapy clinics and the more competitive requirements makes the physiotherapy to look for new therapies that may have good results combined with traditional therapy . Method: This document is a systematic review; it is descriptive, observational, longitudinal and retrospective. Results: Acupuncture has positive effects in depressive patients but still there is not enough evidence. Only in one study there was full remission of the symptoms. Conclusion: Acupuncture is beneficial in reducing the symptoms of depression either as an adjunctive treatment or instead of medication

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OrganisatieHogeschool van Amsterdam
AfdelingGezondheid
Jaar2007
TypeBachelorscriptie
TaalEngels

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