Minding the Mind–Body Literature: Focusing on Children and Youth

Publication Harvard University

Peter M. Wayne and Gloria Yeh.

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. March 2017, 23(3): 155-157

A noteworthy clinical trial evaluates the effectiveness of combining cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in combination with amityriptyine for children and adolescents’ chronic migraine headaches

Author information: Peter Wayne, PhD
Director of Research, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Division of Preventive Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Citations:  Kroner JW, Hershey AD, Kashikar-Zuck SM, et al. Cognitive behavioral therapy plus amitriptyline for children and adolescents with chronic migraine reduces headache days to ≤4 per month. Headache 2016;56:711–716.

Kroner JW, Peugh J, Kashikar-Zuck SM, et al. Trajectory of improvement in children and adolescents with chronic migraine: Results from the cognitive behavioral therapy and amitriptyline trial. J Pain 2017. pii: S1526-5900(17)30016-0. [Epub ahead of print]; DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2017.01.002.

Powers SW, Kashikar-Zuck SM, Allen JR, LeCates SL, et al. Cognitive behavioral therapy plus amitriptyline for chronic migraine in children and adolescents: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2013;310:2622–2630.

Studies suggest that school-based yoga programs may benefit mental and physical health in children and, as in adults, help develop skills in stress management and emotional self-regulation

Author information: Gloria Yeh, MD, MPH
Director, Research Fellowship in Integrative Medicine
Director or Mind-Body Research
Division of General Medicine and Primary Care
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School

Citation: Butzer B, LoRusso A, Shin SH, Khalsa SB. Evaluation of yoga for preventing adolescent substance use risk factors in a middle school setting: A preliminary group-randomized controlled trial. J Youth Adolesc 2016;46:603–632.