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Alternative Practitioners and Treatments for Mental Health Conditions: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: April 25, 2018
Project Number: RB1211-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Drug
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of alternative healthcare providers for the management or treatment of mental health conditions?
  2. What is the clinical effectiveness of natural health products for the management or treatment of mental health conditions?
  3. What is the cost-effectiveness of alternative healthcare providers for the management or treatment of mental health conditions?
  4. What is the cost-effectiveness of natural health products for the management or treatment of mental health conditions?
  5. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of alternative healthcare providers or natural health products for the management or treatment of mental health conditions?

Key Message

Forty-two systematic reviews (SRs), three economic evaluations, and six evidence based guidelines were identified regarding the use of alternative healthcare providers or natural health products for the management or treatment of mental health conditions.