Complementary and Alternative Approaches to Treating Anxiety Disorders

Kathryn M. Connor and Sandeep Vaishnavi

in Oxford Handbook of Anxiety and Related Disorders

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780195307030
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Complementary and Alternative Approaches to Treating Anxiety Disorders

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Studies suggest that between 20%–50% of adults in industrialized nations use some form of complementary and/or alternative medicine (CAM) to either prevent or treat health problems, with higher rates of CAM use observed in nonindustrialized nations. Frequently used approaches include biologically based treatments, manipulative and body-based practices, and mind-body interventions. This chapter summarizes findings from systematic investigations of CAM in treating anxiety disorders and other anxiety states.

Keywords: alternative medicine; anxiety disorders; botanical CAM; complementary medicine; dietary supplement

Article.  6823 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Clinical Psychology

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