Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder ( Complementary And Alternative Medicine

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McPherson, F., McGraw, L. (2013). Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder Using Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine, 19(5), 45-50.

Fujo McPherson and Leigh McGraw used a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design study utilizing (CAM) or complementary and alternative medicine to investigate the effectiveness of a pilot program for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) patients after using self-care behavior methods. They particularly related this belief to those symptoms that cannot be reduced with traditional methods, such as medication and standard therapeutic treatments. The researchers used Acupuncture a traditional Chinese Medicine, yogic breathing exercises, message therapy with the usage of essential oils, journaling, nutrition counseling, and exercise as the means of self-care behavior methods. The desired outcome of interest concerning these methods was the reduction of anxiety according to the anxiety subscale on the DASS-21. Also measured, were the pre and post GAD-7 scores that were used as the study’s admittance criteria. The program consisted of a convenience sample of participants (N=37), of the originally enrolled participants (n=25), or 68% of the participants completed the program.
The main reason behind forming this study was to provide research that would aid McPherson and McGraw’s belief that GAD symptoms should be treated and reduced holistically. In favor of their study, participants finished, exhibiting…

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