Advances in Clinical Research on Common Mental Disorders with Computer Controlled Electro-Acupuncture Treatment

  • Hechun Luo
  • Yunkai Jia
  • Xiugin Feng
  • Xueying Zhao
  • Lily C. Tang
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 363)


Depressive psychosis is a common psychological disorder. In the 1930s electric shock treatment has been generally used in the world, but was discarded due to undesired traumatic results. The last three decades, chemicals such as aminoketones, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, phenothiazines, serotonin uptake inhibitors, tetracyclics, tricyclics have been used with minimal success. These compounds all exhibit various side effects. Although the patients and their families accepted these treatments better than the electric shock but there exist many disadvantages: drugs toxicities and high recurrence rate as well as long term use of tachyphylaxis is inevitable. Recently, there is a great interest in seeking “alternative therapies”. Among the “alternative therapies” acupuncture is one that has the most scientific support.


Reactive Depression Anxiety Somatization Serotonin Uptake Inhibitor Efficacy Index Depressive Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hechun Luo
    • 1
  • Yunkai Jia
    • 1
  • Xiugin Feng
    • 1
  • Xueying Zhao
    • 1
  • Lily C. Tang
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Mental HealthBeijing Medical UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.SLCT Inc.BethesdaUSA

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