Anxiety: Causes and Management

Richa Shri

Abstract


Anxiety disorders affect one-eighth of the total population worldwide, and have become a very important area of research interest in psychopharmacology. People with anxiety disorders can benefit from psychological treatments, pharmacotherapy or a combination of the two. Common limitations of conventional antianxiety therapy include co-morbid psychiatric disorders and increase in dose of drugs leading to intolerable side effects. These limitations have prompted the use of traditional and alternative systems of medicine. This paper reviews the causes, and the effective and safe therapy for anxiety disorders.

Keywords: anxiety disorders, psychological treatments, pharmacotherapy, alternative therapy


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