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Book Review

Herbs for the Mind: What Science Tells Us About Nature’s Remedies for Depression, Stress, Memory Loss, and Insomnia

Christopher A. Lamps

Published: September 1, 2001

Article Abstract

From our regular book review column.

Throughout my medical training, the overwhelming opinion of my teachers has been that I should not recommend herbal supplements to my patients. Some have said it would be an ethical violation to do so, primarily because we physicians don’ t know what adverse effects such herbs might have for patients. In spite of the opinions of these physicians and others, the public increasingly turns to herbal supplements for treatment.

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Volume: 62

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