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Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 14 (2012), No. 1     15. Mar. 2012
Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 14 (2012), No. 1  (15.03.2012)

Poster 579, Language: English

Psycho-Aromatherapy: A Review
Vrishabhendraiah, Santosh Shanbhog / Jayadevappa, Shilpa Busnur
Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy that uses plant extract essential oils for therapeutic purposes. It is based on the healing properties of the essential oils. It can be used to alleviate specific symptoms or as a relaxant. Aromatherapy is currently used worldwide in the management of psychiatric disorders like chronic pain, depression, anxiety and, some cognitive disorders, bipolar disorders, stress-related disorders and sleep disorders. This poster reviews about 'psycho-aromatherapy' in relation to psychiatric disorders, along with mechanistic, neuropharmacological effects.

Keywords: psycho-aromatherapy, essential oils, psychatric disorders

16-01-2011 to 19-01-2011
63rd Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society.
The Ashok Hotel, Delhi