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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 231-236

Review of research works done on generalized anxiety disorder at institute for postgraduate teaching and research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar

1 Department of Panchakarma, IPGT and RA, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Kayachikits, IPGT and RA, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Divya S Zala
Department of Panchakarma, IPGT and RA, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar - 361 008, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/kleuhsj.kleuhsj_115_17

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Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is one of the most common anxiety disorders characterized by persistent worrying, anxiety symptoms, and tension. It is most frequent anxiety disorder in primary care and associated with a significant economic burden owing to decreased work productivity and increased use of health-care services. GAD is a highly disabling illness, often complicated by multiple comorbidities, most commonly depression and other anxiety disorders. Being an alarming disease, it requires effective management. Ayurveda, with its holistic approach, can be helpful in such situation. In this direction, to assess the actual efficacy of different Ayurveda treatment modalities; few works have been carried out at Institute for Postgraduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (IPGT and RA), Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar. In the current attempt, it has been planned to review all such works done on GAD. Totally, six studies on GAD were done during 2001–2017 that were compiled and screened. Various ayurvedic treatment modalities such as Nasya Karma, Shirodhara, Medhya Rasayana, yogic practice are found to be significantly effective in GAD.

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