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  1. 21 Jan 2009
    Psychotherapy and a benzodiazepine combined for treating panic disorder
    Panic disorder is characterised by the repeated occurrence of unexpected panic attacks, during which the individual experiences a strong fear with anticipation of death. These attacks are often accompanied by somatic symptoms such as palpitations, dyspnoea or faintness. Those suffering from panic disorder have persistent anticipatory fear of recurrent ...
  2. 21 Jan 2009
    Psychotherapy combined with antidepressants for panic disorder
    Psychotherapy plus antidepressant treatment were compared with each of the two individual treatments alone for panic disorder. At the end of the acute phase treatment, the combined therapy was superior to psychotherapy or antidepressant treatment alone. After termination of active treatment, the combined therapy was superior to antidepressants alone ...
  3. 7 Dec 2011
    Second-generation antipsychotic drugs for anxiety disorders 
    Anxiety disorders are a prevalent and disabling condition. Because of high rates of treatment resistance, there is interest in new pharmacological treatment options such as second-generation antipsychotics. This systematic review evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of second-generation antipsychotics in the treatment of anxiety disorders. We found ...
  4. 21 Jan 2009
    Valerian for anxiety disorders
    Anxiety disorders are a very common mental health problem in the community. Most of the medications used to treat anxiety have side effects. Valerian is a phytotherapeutic medication frequently used for insomnia. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of valerian for anxiety disorders. Only one study was identified, involving ...
  5. 21 Jan 2009
    Passiflora for the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults
    Anxiety is a very common mental health problem in the general population. Passiflora, a herbal medicine, could be an option for treating anxiety if shown to be effective and safe. This review summarised the evidence from currently available studies on passiflora. Only two studies were eligible for inclusion, involving a total of 198 participants. One ...
  6. 17 Mar 2010
    Acupuncture for neck pain
    Neck pain is one of the three most frequently reported complaints of the musculoskeletal system. Treatments for neck pain are varied, as are the perceptions of benefits. Acupuncture is sometimes used as an alternative to more traditional treatments for musculoskeletal pain. In this review it was defined as the stimulation of one or more specific points ...
  7. 15 Aug 2012
    Exercise for Neck Pain
    Neck pain is common; it can limit a person's ability to participate in normal activities and is costly.  Exercise therapy is a widely used treatment for neck pain. This review includes active exercises (including specific neck and shoulder exercises, stretching, strengthening, postural, functional, eye-fixation, and proprioception exercises) prescribed ...
  8. 31 May 2013
    Massage for mechanical neck pain
    Neck pain is common and can limit a person's ability to participate in normal daily activities. Massage is a widely used treatment for neck pain. In this review, it was defined as touching or manipulating the soft tissues surrounding the neck with the hand, foot, arm or elbow. There are a number of different types of massage. This review included studies ...
  9. 16 Feb 2011
    Medicinal and Injection Therapies for mechanical neck disorders
    Neck disorders are common, disabling and costly. Over 25% of the population will experience neck pain at some time in their lives. The disorders examined in this review are mechanical neck disorders that are not related to an underlying systemic problem. They may be a result of whiplash, degenerative changes, headaches developing because of neck problems, ...
  10. 19 Nov 2013
    The effect of non-specialist health workers on people with mental, neurological and substance-abuse disorders in developing countries Podcast
    Background In developing countries, most people with mental, neurological and substance-abuse (MNS) disorders do not receive adequate care mainly because of a lack of mental health professionals. Non-specialist health workers, but also other professionals with health roles, such as teachers, may therefore have an important role to play in delivering ...

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