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  1. 21 Jan 2009
    Azapirones for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
    Generalized anxiety disorder is one of the most common anxiety disorders and can be costly if unrecognized or left untreated. Azapirones are a group of drugs that work at the 5-HT1A receptor and are used to treat patients suffering from GAD. This systematic review evaluates the effectiveness of azapirones compared to other treatments. From the results ...
  2. 21 Jan 2009
    Antidepressants for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
    In the past, people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) were usually treated with drugs designed to reduce anxiety (called anxiolytics). There is growing evidence that drugs used to treat depression (antidepressants) may also be helpful for people with GAD. We therefore reviewed clinical trials of the use of antidepressants in GAD . Fifteen published ...
  3. 7 Jul 2010
    Combined pharmacotherapy and psychological therapies for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    PTSD is a potentially debilitating anxiety disorder triggered by exposure to a traumatic experience such as an interpersonal event like physical or sexual assault, exposure to disaster or accidents, combat or witnessing a traumatic event. There are three main clusters of symptoms: firstly, those related to re-experiencing the event; secondly, those ...
  4. 8 Jul 2009
    Treatments for sun-damaged (photodamaged) skin
    Tretinoin cream improves skin changes (fine and coarse wrinkles, roughness, freckles and pigmentation) associated with prolonged sun exposure (photodamage). The greatest improvements occurred with higher concentrations of tretinoin, but at the expense of greater local irritation. Tazarotene and isotretinoin creams are also found to be effective, but ...
  5. 20 Jan 2010
    Sports and games for post-traumatic stress disorder
    Traumatic events evoke strong feelings of fear, helplessness and anxiety. Many who experience a traumatic event overcome these strong emotions however a proportion does not and the emotional reaction may progress into Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Pharmacological and psychological interventions are well known treatments for PTSD but little ...
  6. 13 Jun 2012
    Tiagabine in the maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder
    People with bipolar disorder suffer from repeated episodes of severe mood disturbance. These can vary from mania to severe depression.  Sometimes manic and depressive symptoms can occur at the same time. Episodes may also fluctuate frequently, so-called 'rapid cycling'. Periods of normal mood and function may occur in between these episodes, but this ...
  7. 21 Jan 2009
    Lithium for maintenance treatment of mood disorders
    This systematic review investigated the efficacy of lithium compared to that of placebo in the maintenance treament of mood disorders (unipolar and bipolar disorder). Nine randomised studies (reporting on 825 participants) were included in the review. Lithium was more effective than placebo in preventing relapse in mood disorder overall. Lithium was ...
  8. 15 Feb 2012
    Second-generation antipsychotic drugs for major depressive disorder 
    This review found 28 studies on five second-generation antipsychotic drugs (amisulpride, aripiprazole, olanzapine, quetiapine and risperidone) comparing the effects of the drugs alone or adding them or placebo to antidepressants for major depressive disorder and dysthymia. There is evidence that amisulpride might lead to symptom reduction in dysthymia, ...
  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
    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 ...

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