Alternative therapies make their way into treatments for mental illness.

Mental health care in Northeast Ohio is opening its doors, albeit slowly, to an integrative way of practicing medicine, blending traditional medicine with holistic therapies.

Until now, complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM, for mental health care has been offered in only isolated pockets. Two recent changes signal a shift locally: A private-practice psychiatrist in Fairlawn recently opened a full-service integrative wellness center, and the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Integrative Medicine has added staff to offer holistic psychotherapy.

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