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Title: Managing depression with complementary and alternative medicine therapies: a scientometric analysis and visualization of research activities.
Austin Authors: Zhao, Fei-Yi;Xu, Peijie;Zheng, Zhen;Conduit, Russell;Xu, Yan;Yue, Li-Ping;Wang, Hui-Ru;Wang, Yan-Mei;Li, Yuan-Xin;Li, Chun-Yan;Zhang, Wen-Jing;Fu, Qiang-Qiang;Kennedy, Gerard A 
Affiliation: Department of Nursing, School of International Medical Technology, Shanghai Sanda University, Shanghai, China.;Shanghai Municipal Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China.
School of Computing Technologies, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University, Bundoora, VIC, Australia.
Department of Nursing, School of International Medical Technology, Shanghai Sanda University, Shanghai, China.
Shanghai Municipal Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China.
Shanghai Municipal Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China.
Yangpu Hospital, School of Medicine, Tongji University, Shanghai, China.
School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University, Bundoora, VIC, Australia.;Institute of Health and Wellbeing, Federation University, Mount Helen, VIC, Australia
Institute for Breathing and Sleep
Issue Date: 2023
Date: 2023
Publication information: Frontiers in Psychiatry 2023; 14
Abstract: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) interventions may prove to be an attractive option for the treatment of depression. The aim of this scientometric analysis is to determine the global scientific output of research regarding managing depression with CAM and identify the hotspots and frontiers within this theme. Publications regarding the utilization of CAM for treating depression were collected from the Web of Science Core Collection from 1993 to 2022, and analyzed and visualized by Bibliometrix R-package, VOSviewer, and CiteSpace. A total of 1,710 publications were acquired. The number of annual publications showed an overall rapid upward trend, with the figure peaking at 179 in 2021. The USA was the leading research center. Totally 2,323 distinct institutions involving 7,638 scholars contributed to the research theme. However, most of the cooperation was limited to within the same country, institution or research team. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine was the most productive periodical. The CAM therapies of most interest to researchers were acupuncture and body-mind techniques, such as yoga, meditation and mindfulness. Systematic review and meta-analysis are commonly used methods. "Inflammation," "rating scale" and "psychological stress" were identified as the most studied trend topics recently. Managing depression with evidence-based CAM treatment is gaining attention globally. Body-mind techniques and acupuncture are growing research hotspots or emerging trending topics. Future studies are predicted to potentially investigate the possible mechanisms of action underlying CAM treatments in reducing depression in terms of modulation of psychological stress and inflammation levels. Cross-countries/institutes/team research collaborations should be encouraged and further enhanced.
URI: https://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/34426
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2023.1288346
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Journal: Frontiers in Psychiatry
Start page: 1288346
PubMed URL: 38034915
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Citespace
VOSviewer
bibliometrics
complementary and alternative medicine
depression
depressive disorders
scientometrics
visualization
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