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Toozandehjani H, Abdollahian E. Comparative Efficacy of Different Procedured in Reduction of Generalized Anxiety Disorders. IJPCP. 1994; 1 (1) :47-57
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1643-en.html
1- Azad-e-Eslami University, Neyshabour
2- Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (13148 Views)

This research is based upon bio-psychological model in the assessment of the relative efficacy of different treatment procedures, namely behavioral models of tretment, drug treatment and a combination of these two for generalized anxiety disorders (GAD). In order to test the relative efficacy of each treatment the research study consisted of four groups: group I received training to control their anxiety by self- management techniques group II received only medication group III received a combination of the preceding two techniques group IV was treated as placebo group. Each group consisted of 5 subjects with an age range of 18-40 years. Tests pertaining to anxiety and depression, in addition to others, were given to the 20 subjects pre and post treatment. Results indicated that self control and pharmaceutical interventions were both effective in the reduction of anxiety level but not depression, combined treatment was more efficacious than self-control or drug therapy in the reduction of anxiety but has no significant effect on level of depression. Social adjustment increased in all three groups (namely, groups I, II, and III) with no significant differences noted among them. It is concluded that a combined method of intervention is more superior in the treatment of GAD than any one intervention alone.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2012/12/2 | Published: 1994/08/15

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