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Acupuncture Treatment of Depression in Epilepsy Children and Adolescent`s Parents
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Acupuncture
  • Volume 33, Issue 2,  2016, pp.84-88
  • Publisher : Society for Meridian and Acupoint
  • DOI : 10.14406/acu.2016.006
 Title & Authors
Acupuncture Treatment of Depression in Epilepsy Children and Adolescent`s Parents
Kim, Yun-Jin;
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Objectives : To assess and compare the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment of depression in epilepsy children and adolescent`s parents. Methods : 20 cases of depression in epilepsy children and adolescent`s parents were investigated in Southern TCM Centre, Southern University College, Malaysia. Subjects were randomly divided into two groups; Acupuncture treatment group and Herbal medication treatment group. Family relationships questionnaires and Hamilton Depression Rating Scale were used before, after 4 weeks and 8 weeks treatments in order to investigate the effectiveness of treatment. Results : After 4 weeks Acupuncture treatment group showed significant reduction in the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. On the other hand, after 8 weeks both groups showed significant reduction in Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. Conclusions : The result suggests that the effectiveness of Acupuncture treatment is comparable with treat of Herbal medication treatment to reduce parent`s Hamilton Depression Rating Scale.
Acupuncture;Depression;Epilepsy;Hamilton Depression Rating Scale;
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