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Randomised controlled trial
A body-mind-spirit intervention helps treat depression in India
  1. Yoshio Nakamura
  1. Pain Research Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  1. Correspondence to: Dr Yoshio Nakamura, Pain Research Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah School of Medicine 615 Arapeen Drive, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108 USA; yoshi.nakamura{at}utah.edu

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Implications for practice and research

  • A body-mind-spirit (BMS) intervention with pharmacotherapy for depression can help patients manage their condition and increase their quality of life and well-being.

  • Nurses trained to deliver a BMS intervention to patients can play a critical role in providing integrated clinical care in a hospital setting.

  • Research on this intervention can make use of existing methods to further refine the efficiency and quality of the intervention programme being developed.

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Rentala and colleagues investigated the impact of adding a BMS intervention to usual care in patients with depression at an …

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