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Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Adolescents Treated with Homoeopathy: A Randomized, Single-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

Generalised Anxiety Disorder is one of the anxiety disorders getting substantial rise but seldom diagnosed clinically in today’s society leading to low self esteem and disabling them from social interactions and academic achievement among adolescents. Common reasons are family, peer pressure, insecurities, friends, health & competition among peers in school performance. Aim: To assess the efficacy of homeopathic treatment of GAD among adolescents (11-17 years) in comparison with cognitive behavioral therapy (placebo group). Objectives: To study the clinical presentation of GAD among adolescents (11-17 years); To identify the various ailments leading to GAD among adolescents (11-17 years); To compare the pre score and post score of GAD among adolescents (11-17 years) with GAD questionnaire by APA in both groups. Result: 62 subjects are divided according to the criteria of results as recovered, improved and not improved. Out 0f 31 patients in the study group 12 recovered, 16 improved and 3 not improved. Out of 31 subjects in the control group 4 recovered, 18 improved and 9 not improved. Conclusion: Efficacy of treatments is assessed through improvement of cases seen in no. of follow ups of both groups, where homeopathic treatment showed good results in the initial follow ups.

GAD, CBT, RCT, Study Group, Placebo Group

APA Style

Mukta Nivedita Bera, Dariker Bateilin Kharmujai. (2022). Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Adolescents Treated with Homoeopathy: A Randomized, Single-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. International Journal of Homeopathy & Natural Medicines, 8(2), 34-45. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijhnm.20220802.13

ACS Style

Mukta Nivedita Bera; Dariker Bateilin Kharmujai. Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Adolescents Treated with Homoeopathy: A Randomized, Single-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Int. J. Homeopathy Nat. Med. 2022, 8(2), 34-45. doi: 10.11648/j.ijhnm.20220802.13

AMA Style

Mukta Nivedita Bera, Dariker Bateilin Kharmujai. Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Adolescents Treated with Homoeopathy: A Randomized, Single-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Int J Homeopathy Nat Med. 2022;8(2):34-45. doi: 10.11648/j.ijhnm.20220802.13

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