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  1. 30 Sep 2014
    Azapirones versus placebo for panic disorder in adults
    Why is this review important? Panic disorder is common in the general population and is often associated with various psychiatric disorders. Azapirones are a class of drugs occasionally used in the treatment of panic disorder, although none has been approved by a regulatory agency for this purpose. They are associated with less drowsiness, psychomotor ...
  2. 17 Sep 2014
    Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for panic disorder
    Why is this review important? Panic disorder is a common mental disorder and its lifetime prevalence is 5.1%. The major characteristic of panic disorder is the occurrence of unexpected panic attacks with consequent anxiety about experiencing another attack. Despite major advances in the treatment, many people with panic disorder do not respond well ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 28 Oct 2014
    Treatment for speech disorder in Friedreich ataxia and other hereditary ataxia syndromes (inherited disorders of movement co-ordination)
    Review question We reviewed the evidence about the effects of treatment on speech difficulties in people with Friedreich ataxia and other hereditary ataxias. Background People with hereditary ataxia develop problems with co-ordinating movement, which becomes worse over time. There are a range of other symptoms but this is the main feature of this ...
  9. 21 Jan 2009
    Therapeutic touch for anxiety disorders
    Anxiety disorders are a common occurrence in the general population and have considerable impact on quality of life. This review aimed to assess the effectiveness of therapeutic touch on anxiety disorders. However no randomised controlled trials investigating the effects of therapeutic touch for anxiety disorders were identified, and highlights the ...
  10. 21 Jan 2009
    Meditation therapy for anxiety disorders
    Although meditation therapy is widely used in many anxiety-related conditions there is still a lack of studies in anxiety disorder patients. The small number of studies included in this review do not permit any conclusions to be drawn on the effectiveness of meditation therapy for anxiety disorders. Transcendental meditation is comparable with other ...

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