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Preliminary research on treatment of common mental disorders with computer controlled electroacupuncture

  • He-Chun Luo
  • Yu-Cun Shen
  • Fan-Qiang Meng
  • Yun-Kui Jia
  • Xue-Ying Zhao
  • Hua Guo
  • Xiu-Qin Feng
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Abstract

Electroacupuncture(EA) has proved as effective as amitriptyline in the treatment of depression. The present article compared the therapeutic efficacy of electroacupuncture on common mental disorder and that of computer controlled electroacupuncture (CCEA) treatment of the same disease. The results showed that CCEA treatment had a better effect than EA for the treatment of single episode depression. CCEA treatment was generally superior to EA for the treatment of schizophrenia, depression and neurosis. The mechanism of CCEA for the treatment of common mental disorders was discussed.

Key Words

electroacupuncture depression schizophrenia neurosis 

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© The Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine Press 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • He-Chun Luo
    • 1
  • Yu-Cun Shen
    • 1
  • Fan-Qiang Meng
    • 1
  • Yun-Kui Jia
    • 1
  • Xue-Ying Zhao
    • 1
  • Hua Guo
    • 1
  • Xiu-Qin Feng
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Mental HealthBeijing Medical UniversityBeijing

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