Ephedra alkaloids and brief relapse in EMDR-treated obsessive compulsive disorder, reply

Description

Reply by the current author to the comments made by E.M. Corrigan and J. Jennett (see record 2004-16054-010) on the original article (see record 2003-05653-002). They describe a 29-year-old woman with an obsessive compulsive disorder relapse following ingestion of herbal products containing ephedra alkaloids. This case report highlights a number of points which can be important for psychiatric practice: our patients often see herbal remedies as risk-free additions to their conventional treatments; in reality, however, they can contain powerful ingredients with potential to harm. One may love or hate complementary medicine, but vis-à-vis its popularity with our patients it seems an ethical imperative to know the essentials about it.

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English

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E. Ernst

Original Work Citation

Ernst, E. (2004, August). Ephedra alkaloids and brief relapse in EMDR-treated obsessive compulsive disorder, reply. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 110(2), 159. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0047.2004.00369.x

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“Ephedra alkaloids and brief relapse in EMDR-treated obsessive compulsive disorder, reply,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 1, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/17239.

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