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Anxiety disorders affect one-eighth of the total population worldwide, and havebecome 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 ofconventional antianxiety therapy include co-morbid psychiatric disorders andincrease in dose of drugs leading to intolerable side effects. These limitationshave prompted the use of traditional and alternative systems of medicine. Thispaper reviews the causes, and the effective and safe therapy for anxiety disorders.
Keywords: anxiety disorders, psychological treatments, pharmacotherapy,alternative therapy